Rich and Poor as Dividing and Integrating Forces of Society-Introduction
This book is concerned with the question of inequality — which points to a major structural problem in intra-national and inter-national respect. The main topics are the scope of disparities between rich and poor, the people’s perception of wealth and poverty, and the concomitants of inequality between rich and poor which shape the relationship and influence its socio-economic consequences. In the tradition of social reporting the book brings together authors from 14 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 face of dividing forces.
KeywordsLife Satisfaction Welfare State Social Indicator United Nations Development Programme Income Satisfaction
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