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Poverty, inequality, and income distribution in comparative perspective

Poverty, inequality, and income distribution in comparative perspective

the Luxembourg income study (LIS)

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Published by Harvester Wheatsheaf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Income distribution.,
  • Transfer payments.,
  • Poor.,
  • Comparative economics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-185) and index.

    Statementedited by Timothy M. Smeeding, Michael O"Higgins, Lee Rainwater ; with an introduction by A.B. Atkinson.
    ContributionsSmeeding, Timothy M., O"Higgins, Michael, 1954-, Rainwater, Lee.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC79.I5 P68 1990b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 193 p. ;
    Number of Pages193
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1971018M
    ISBN 100745003354
    LC Control Number90208589

      The $ a day poverty line, which reflects the value of national poverty lines in some of the poorest countries, is often referred to as the extreme poverty line. For added perspective, since the World Bank has also been tracking poverty at $ a day, the typical line for lower-middle-income countries, and $ a day, typical for. Income inequality and poverty brings adverse effects to both individuals and the society at large. Some of the factors that bring effect to income inequality include changes in technology and demography, the decline and growth of several industries, variations in international trade .

    Not all politicians and economists find income inequality to be a concerning issue. Many consider income inequality to be a natural consequence of a free market economy. Far from believing that income inequality hinders social mobility, inequality of outcome allows a remarkably fluid income distribution. Kevin Williamson states, “Far from having the 21st-century equivalent of. Inequality in America provides a snapshot of the issues posed by the growing concentrations of income, focusing on the United States but drawing on international comparisons to help set the context. The authors examine the economic, technological, and political drivers of inequality and identify worrying trends associated with its rise.

      Introduction. Modern American political discourse frequently includes calls to do something about income inequality and poverty. President Lyndon Johnson declared a “War on Poverty” in He was director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from – He was the founding director of the Luxembourg Income Study from Professor Smeeding’s recent work has been on social and economic mobility across generations, inequality of income, consumption and wealth, and poverty in national and cross-national contexts.


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of Pages: 69 This paper describes the broad evolution of inequality in the world economy over the past four decades, and provides a summary account of the relationship between inequality, economic development, political regimes and the functional distribution of income.

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