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Applications of Complex Systems in Socio-Economic Inequality Research: A Preliminary Survey

  • Czesław Mesjasz
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)

Abstract

The ideas drawn from broadly defined systems thinking, including complex systems studies, have already been used to describe and explain socio-economic inequality, both directly and indirectly. Most of these works are good examples of applications of middle-range theories of socio-economic inequality, but many issues still need to be studied. The aim of this paper is to survey the different applications of complexity studies in the extant research on socio-economic inequality. Although inequality is a common phenomenon worldwide, attention in this paper is paid to the developed world, where poverty is not such a significant issue and where the ‘information revolution’ has had a greater impact.

Keywords

Complexity Socio-economic inequality Middle-range theories 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cracow University of EconomicCracowPoland

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