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Public Solutions: Why Equal Pay and Family-Friendly Policies Aren’t Enough and What Should Be Done Instead

Mariko Lin Chang

in Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367690
eISBN:
9780199944101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367690.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explains why equal pay and family-friendly policies cannot close the gender wealth gap. Instead, it argues the need for new policies that address the two primary causes of the gender ... More


Debating the ‘death tax’: the politics of inheritance tax in the UK

Prabhakar Rajiv

in Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines more discreet policy areas that focus on wealth and its taxation. It notes that this is particularly pertinent given the discourse on responsibilities discussed by Ruth Lister ... More


How the Deck is Stacked Against Mothers

Mariko Lin Chang

in Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367690
eISBN:
9780199944101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367690.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter investigates the effect that parenthood has on wealth for men and for women. Whether married or single, women who become mothers are placed in a “no-win” situation. For every year a ... More


Differing Public Policy Traditions

Howard Glennerster

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/9780199678303.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

In this chapter we look at how opposing political traditions have regarded wealth and its appropriate treatment since the sixteenth century, and the implications of these for views of taxation of ... More


Inequality and the Evolution of Institutions of Taxation: Evidence from the Economic History of the Americas

Kenneth L. Sokoloff and Eric M. Zolt

in The Decline of Latin American Economies: Growth, Institutions, and Crises

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185002
eISBN:
9780226185033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185033.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines whether the extreme differences in inequality that were present across the economies of the Americas soon after colonization also affected the ways tax institutions evolved. It ... More


The Justice of the Tax Base and the Case for Income Tax

Patrick Emerton and Kathryn James

in Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198798439
eISBN:
9780191839436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198798439.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter contests the claim made by Murphy and Nagel that the choice of tax base is of only instrumental significance to economic justice. The authors agree that what ultimately justifies ... More


Inequalities in income, wealth and standard of living in Britain

David Gordon

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

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341464
eISBN:
9781447303633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341464.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter considers the most glaring inequalities in society: those relating to income, wealth, and standard of living. After consideration of the problems and common confusions surrounding ... More


The Philosophical Foundations of Wealth Transfer Taxation

Jennifer Bird-Pollan

in Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198798439
eISBN:
9780191839436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198798439.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Company and Commercial Law

One role of taxation in contemporary society is the expression of that society’ s beliefs about distributive justice. This chapter argues that this most effectively done by using a wealth transfer ... More


Is This Feasible?: Policy Proposals Such as a Global Wealth Tax

Andrea Grisold, Maria Rieder, and Hendrik Theine

in Economic Inequality and News Media: Discourse, Power, and Redistribution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190053901
eISBN:
9780190053932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053901.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter presents an analysis of the corpus of newspaper articles focused on how news media engage with themes and issues related to redistribution policies. One frequently posed question in this ... More


Taxation

Daniel Halliday

in Inheritance of Wealth: Justice, Equality, and the Right to Bequeath

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198803355
eISBN:
9780191841545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803355.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter makes a limited attempt to grapple with certain philosophical questions about the design of an inheritance tax. These begin with the standard worry about tax avoidance (chiefly through a ... More


A Survey on Corporate Saving, Corporate Tax, and Surplus

Atulan Guha

in Economics: Volume 1: Indian Industrialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458936
eISBN:
9780199086887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458936.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The private corporate saving in India has experienced a steep rise from 1991 and onwards. It is primarily because of increasing corporate profitability. The influence of capital structure decisions ... More


News Media and Economic Inequality: Reflections and Requisite Reforms

Andrea Grisold and Paschal Preston

in Economic Inequality and News Media: Discourse, Power, and Redistribution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190053901
eISBN:
9780190053932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053901.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Chapter 10 provides an overview and a summary reflection on the key findings from the authors’ distinctive, cross-country study of news media coverage of economic inequality, viewed through the lens ... More


Liaquat Ali Khan’s 1947 Budget and the Corporate Response

Nasir Tyabji

in Forging Capitalism in Nehru’s India: Neocolonialism and the State, c. 1940-1970

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199457595
eISBN:
9780199085439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457595.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

The 1947 budget presented by Liaquat Ali Khan was a path-breaking step towards social engineering. It came with the establishment of the Commodity Prices Board which was responsible for formulating a ... More


Economic Inequality and News Media: Discourse, Power, and Redistribution

Andrea Grisold and Paschal Preston (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190053901
eISBN:
9780190053932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053901.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Despite the rediscovery of the inequality topic by economists and other social scientists in recent times, relatively little is known about how economic inequality is mediated to the wider public. ... More


Addressing Inequality

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in Conceptualizing Capitalism: Institutions, Evolution, Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226168005
eISBN:
9780226168142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168142.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter addresses inequality, including possible types of exploitation within capitalism and factor asymmetries between labor and capital. One asymmetry, noted by Alfred Marshal among others, is ... More


Introduction: The What, How, and Why of This Book

Paschal Preston and Andrea Grisold

in Economic Inequality and News Media: Discourse, Power, and Redistribution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190053901
eISBN:
9780190053932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053901.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Economic inequalities have become increasingly prominent in recent public debates, not least in the context of the latest Great Recession that followed from the financial crash in 2007, and attendant ... More


Radical Economics

Piet Keizer

in Multidisciplinary Economics: A Methodological Account

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199686490
eISBN:
9780191797651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686490.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Originally, radical economics was based on the economics of Marx. Inequality of incomes and wealth are seen as the sources of disequilibria in market economies. According to Marx, the growth of the ... More


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