Handbook of Income Inequality Measurement

  • Jacques¬†Silber

Part of the Recent Economic Thought Series book series (RETH, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Jacques Silber
    Pages 1-18
  3. Charles Blackorby, Walter Bossert, David Donaldson
    Pages 133-161
  4. Satya R. Chakravarty
    Pages 163-186
  5. Patrick Moyes
    Pages 199-225
  6. Frank A. Cowell
    Pages 269-289
  7. Hang K. Ryu, Daniel J. Slottje
    Pages 291-314
  8. John A. Bishop, John P. Formby
    Pages 315-339
  9. Robert I. Lerman
    Pages 341-362
  10. Frank A. Cowell, Magda Mercader-Prats
    Pages 405-435
  11. Esfandiar Maasoumi
    Pages 437-484
  12. John Creedy
    Pages 513-534
  13. Stephen P. Jenkins, Peter J. Lambert
    Pages 535-556
  14. A.B. Atkinson
    Pages 635-638
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 639-654

About this book


Amartya Sen "Equality," I spoke the word As if a wedding vow Ah, but I was so much older then, I am younger than that now. Thus sang Bob Dylan in 1964. Approbation of equality varies not only with our age (though it is not absolutely clear in which direction the values may shift over one's life time), but also with the spirit of the times. The 1960s were good years for singing in praise of equality. The spirit of the present times would probably be better reflected by melodies in admiration of the Federal Reserve System. And yet the technical literature on the evaluation and measurement of economic inequality has grown remarkably over the last three decades. Even as actual economic policies (especially in North America and Europe) have tended to move towards focusing on virtues other than the avoidance of economic inequality, the professional literature on assessing and gauging economic inequality has taken quite a jump forward. A great many different problems have been addressed and effectively sorted out, and new problems continue to be posed and analyzed. The Contents: A Review Jacques Silber has done a great service to the subject by producing this collection of admirablyhelpful and illuminating papers on different aspects of the measurement of income inequality. The reach of this collection is quite remarkable. Along with a thorough overview from the editor himself, the major areas in this complex field have been carefully examined and accessibly discussed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques¬†Silber
    • 1
  1. 1.Bar-Ilan UniversityIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5897-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4413-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-199X
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