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Child Support: How Much Is Just Right?

Ira Ellman and Tara Ellman

in Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195310122
eISBN:
9780199865284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

The provision of financial support for children when their parents divorce is a highly contentious and complicated problem. This chapter challenges the conventional policy used to generate child ... More


Income Distribution Summary Measures

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Formulas for computing the most commonly used summary measure of income distribution are given. These include the mean, median, and mode. The methodology for computing shares of total income obtained ... More


Economic Development and Income Distribution

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the question of whether there is a connection between income distribution and the macro-economy. The debate surrounding Kuznets’ inverted ‘U-shaped’ hypothesis is explained. ... More


Landownership Inequality and the Income Distribution Consequences of Economic Growth

Michael Carter

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Addresses the question of whether agrarian structure (land ownership inequality) can explain increasing income inequality. The second section begins the chapter with a conventional income inequality ... More


Use of Country Purchasing Power Parities for International Comparisons of Poverty Levels: Potential and Limitations

Bettina Aten and Alan Heston

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter takes up two interrelated issues of monetary measures of poverty: what prices and what expenditure weights should be used when comparing the purchasing power parity of currencies. The ... More


The Facts to be Explained

Christopher Dow

in Major Recessions: Britain and the World 1920-1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241231
eISBN:
9780191596179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241236.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

A summary is given of the chief relevant facts and background information about the UK and the other main economies in the period since 1920, showing what happens to the relation between costs and ... More


An Inescapable Plutocracy?

Nathan J. Kelly

in America’s Inequality Trap

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226665474
eISBN:
9780226665641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226665641.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter theoretically and empirically defines an inequality trap as a situation in which increasing levels of inequality make future reductions in inequality less likely. A theoretical account ... More


America’s Great Decoupling

Lane Kenworthy

in Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries: Shared Challenges and Contrasting Fortunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198807032
eISBN:
9780191844829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807032.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter sets out the significant extent to which the fruits of economic growth since the late 1970s have gone to the very top of the income distribution in the case of the United States. There ... More


Income and Wealth Inequality: Evidence and Policy Implications

Emmanuel Saez

in United States Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197518199
eISBN:
9780197518229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518199.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

According to the author of this chapter, the first job of economists is to enlighten the debate on income and wealth inequality by providing transparent measures that the broad public can understand. ... More


The Rise of Inequality in the United States and the United Kingdom

Andres Solimano

in Global Capitalism in Disarray: Inequality, Debt, and Austerity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626273
eISBN:
9780190626303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626273.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter, using social statistics and survey data, analyzes the evolution of income distribution and wealth distribution in the US and UK between the 1980s and 2010s. It examines top income and ... More


Wealth and Income Inequality in Chile and South Africa

Andres Solimano

in Global Capitalism in Disarray: Inequality, Debt, and Austerity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626273
eISBN:
9780190626303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626273.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter, using survey data and other sources, analyzes the evolution of income distribution and wealth distribution in Chile and South Africa during their respective post-authoritarian, ... More


Beyond Alimony: Lovers, Parents, and Partners

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses a co-parenting partnership between committed couples who share children. Disentangled from the marriage partnership, the co-parenting partnership provides a conceptual basis ... More


The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Cynthia Lee Starnes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

From divorce court to popular culture, alimony is a dirty word. Unpopular and rarely ordered, the awards are frequently inconsistent and unpredictable. The institution itself is often viewed as an ... More


9 Beyond Alimony: Lovers, Parents, and Partners

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses a co-parenting partnership between committed couples who share children. Disentangled from the marriage partnership, the co-parenting partnership provides a conceptual basis ... More


From Hundreds to Billions of Dollars of Income

Francis Teal

in The Poor and the Plutocrats: From the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198870142
eISBN:
9780191912979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870142.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This is a book about inequality. About the fact that we live in a world of very many poor people and a very few extremely rich ones—the poor and the plutocrats of its title. In this chapter we frame ... More


Production

Clas Eriksson

in Economic Growth and the Environment: An Introduction to the Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199663897
eISBN:
9780191808678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199663897.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the production technology that is typically used in basic economic growth models and represented by a production function with constant returns to scale. It demonstrates how to ... More


Paradox of Abundance: Automation Anxiety Returns

David H. Autor

in Performance and Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744283
eISBN:
9780191805691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744283.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Despite sustained increases in material standards of living, fear of the adverse employment consequences of technological advancement has recurred repeatedly. This represents a paradox of abundance: ... More


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