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How Has Income Inequality Grown?: The Reshaping of the Income Distribution in LIS Countries

Arthur S. Alderson and Kevin Doran

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The chapter looks “behind” standard summary measures of inequality to identify where distributional changes occurred in eight societies over the longest period available in the Luxembourg Income ... More


Growing up in Hong Kong before and after 1980: A Statistical Portrait of Education Opportunities

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Individual income inequality has worsened because of underinvestment in education. A child born today with a good “birth lottery” is worth more than one born into the same family circumstances in the ... More


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