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Rich and Poor as Dividing and Integrating Forces of Society-Introduction

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Life Satisfaction Welfare State Social Indicator United Nations Development Programme Income Satisfaction 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Glatzer
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  1. 1.Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversityGermany

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