The Relationship of Economic Growth to Inequality in the Distribution of Income

  • Thomas D. Cook
  • Barbara Pearlman
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)


It is by now commonplace in Western Europe and the United States to note how difficult it will be in the future to stimulate the gains in economic growth to which we have become accustomed. Productivity is not increasing at its former rate; the cost of many important raw materials is escalating; externalities like pollution have to be dealt with; and expectations about transfer payments to the poor, the retired, the disabled, and other “victims”—payments that do not contribute in the most direct fashion possible to economic growth—are by now institutionalized.


Economic Growth Income Inequality Income Distribution Relative Deprivation Income Share 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas D. Cook
    • 1
  • Barbara Pearlman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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