© 2002

Rich and Poor

Disparities, Perceptions, Concomitants

  • Wolfgang Glatzer

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Rich and Poor as Dividing and Integrating Forces of Society-Introduction

  3. Disparities Between Rich and Poor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Richard J. Estes
      Pages 11-32
    3. Richard Hauser, Irene Becker
      Pages 33-43
    4. Stephen Horn, Peter Whiteford
      Pages 45-58
    5. Volker G. Täube, Dominique Joye
      Pages 73-86
  4. Subjective Perceptions of Poverty and Wealth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Richard Devey, Valerie Møller
      Pages 105-122
    3. Robert A. Cummins
      Pages 137-156
    4. Richard A. Easterlin
      Pages 157-175
  5. Concomitant Circumstances of Socio-Economic Inequality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Mourad Moulai-Hadj
      Pages 179-191
    3. Farhad Hossain
      Pages 193-202
    4. Joachim Vogel
      Pages 235-270

About this book


This book is concerned with the question of inequality - which points to a major structural problem in intra-national and inter-national respect. It covers the tension between the rich and poor in less developed countries as well as within richer countries in the process of globalisation. The main topics are the scope of disparities between the rich and poor, people's perception of wealth and poverty, and the concomitants of inequality which shape this relationship and influence its socio-economic consequences. In the tradition of social reporting, the book brings together authors from 15 countries, documenting a broad range of the international inequality debate. The results are related to the trends of socio-economic development, to statistical problems of measuring inequality, and to socio-political problems of integrating society in the facing the challenge of dividing forces. The book is of interest for everybody who wants to understand the tensions of modern world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Glatzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rich and Poor
  • Book Subtitle Disparities, Perceptions, Concomitants
  • Editors Wolfgang Glatzer
  • Series Title Social Indicators Research Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1012-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-3954-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-0257-8
  • Series ISSN 1387-6570
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 277
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology, general
    Quality of Life Research
    Economic Growth
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