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The World Distribution of Household Wealth

James B. Davies, Susanna Sandström, Anthony Shorrocks, and Edward N. Wolff

in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548880
eISBN:
9780191720765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548880.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

There has been much recent research on the world distribution of income, but also growing recognition of the importance of other contributions to well‐being, including those of household wealth. ... More


Survey Estimates of Wealth Holdings in OECD Countries: Evidence on the Level and Distribution across Selected Countries

Markus Jäntti and Eva Sierminska

in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548880
eISBN:
9780191720765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548880.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This study discusses issues that arise in the comparison of estimates of wealth holdings and their distribution in the light of data for selected OECD countries. This chapter finds large differences ... More


Inequalities

Christian Gollier

in Pricing the Planet's Future: The Economics of Discounting in an Uncertain World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148762
eISBN:
9781400845408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148762.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter makes adaptations to the canonical models of the term structure developed so far, to recognize inequalities as crucial features of our world, arguing that even abstracting from the ... More


The Increasing Inequality of Wealth in China

John Knight, Shi Li, and Haiyuan Wan

in Changing Trends in China's Inequality: Evidence, Analysis, and Prospects

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190077938
eISBN:
9780190077969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190077938.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Public and Welfare

The inequality of wealth in China has increased rapidly in recent years. Prior to 1978 all Chinese households possessed negligible wealth. China therefore presents a fascinating case study of how ... More


Public Pension Entitlements and the Distribution of Wealth

Joachim R. Frick and Markus M. Grabka

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/9780804778244.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Pension entitlements—whether statutory, occupational, or private—represent a considerable source of wealth. But despite the importance of this wealth component in obtaining unbiased wealth estimates, ... More


Oligarchic Threats

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses how the influence of wealth in political processes undermines democracy—despite formal equality in voting rights—by promoting the deliberative neglect of poorer citizens. This ... More


Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Edward N. Wolff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Inheritances are often regarded as a great “evil,” enabling great fortunes to be passed from one generation to another, exacerbating wealth inequality, and reducing wealth mobility. Using data from ... More


UK Wealth Inequality in International Context

Frank Cowell

in Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter uses evidence from the Luxembourg Wealth Study to compare the distributions of personal wealth in the UK, Canada, Sweden, and the USA. A first comparison suggests that distribution in ... More


Ethnic inequalities in health and health care

Bhopal Raj S.

in Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies: Foundations for better epidemiology, public health, and health care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568179
eISBN:
9780191724091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568179.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that inequalities in health and health care by racial and ethnic group are abundant but their underlying cause, and the contribution of racism, is a complex and much debated ... More


Inheritances and the Distribution of Wealth: or, Whatever Happened to the Great Inheritance Boom?

Edward N. Wolff

in Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter makes use of the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) to analyze the three major issues of the book. The first is whether wealth transfers grew or declined in importance over the period from ... More


Tackling inequalities: Where are we now and what can be done?

Christina Pantazis and David Gordon (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341464
eISBN:
9781447303633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341464.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The growing divide between the poor and the rich is the most significant social change to have occurred during the last few decades. In 1997, the Labour government inherited a country more unequal ... More


Postwar Consumer Credit: Borrowing for Prosperity

Louis Hyman

in Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines postwar consumer credit. Many in the postwar United States achieved a material prosperity that, in debt's absence, they could not have attained. Indeed, this postwar prosperity ... More


Background Material

Edward N. Wolff

in Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter first presents an overview of the pertinent literature on inheritances and gifts. Both theoretical and empirical literature on the subject are reviewed. In the second part, an overview is ... More


Trends in the Distribution of Wealth in Britain

John Hills and Francesca Bastagli

in Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter describes the results from different sources examining the distribution of wealth in the UK and how it has changed over time, including long-run series based on the value of people’s ... More


Underclass, overclass, ruling class, supernova class1

Danny Dorling

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427151
eISBN:
9781447302353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427151.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter picks up the theme of structural inequality by focusing not on the poor but on those who, through their high incomes and their wealth, have disproportionate power and influence: the ... More


Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

John Hills, Francesca Bastagli, Frank Cowell, Howard Glennerster, Eleni Karagiannaki, and Abigail McKnight

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This book examines the key issues connected with the distribution of personal wealth in the UK and why wealth is now such an important factor in social differences and in public policy. Personal ... More


The Impact of Social Security and Other Factors on the Distribution of Wealth

Jagadeesh Gokhale and Laurence J. Kotlikoff

in The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241067
eISBN:
9780226241890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241890.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter describes the distribution of wealth. Wealth inequality exists in the absence of skill inequality, which is due to differences across households in the number of timing of their children ... More


The Crusade against Poverty

Brantley W. Gasaway

in Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617725
eISBN:
9781469617749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617725.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the goal of progressive evangelicals to end poverty, which was central to their broad social justice agenda. Based on their biblical interpretations, leaders argued that God ... More


Wealth Accumulation, Ageing, and House Prices

Francesca Bastagli and John Hills

in Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter uses BHPS data to investigate how households built up wealth between 1995 and 2005. According to theory, differences in wealth-holdings across households are influenced by the life-cycle ... More


The Battle to Define Life Chances and the Distributional Consequences of the Current Education and Economic Systems in America

Willliam Elliott and Melinda Lewis

in Making Education Work for the Poor: The Potential of Children's Savings Accounts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190621568
eISBN:
9780197559697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190621568.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Our stories serve to illustrate that divergent experiences are not primarily the result of different choices or preferences. Willie’s route to and through higher education was often perilous and ... More


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