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Changing Patterns in the Distribution of Economic Welfare

Changing Patterns in the Distribution of Economic Welfare

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Edited by Peter Gottschalk, Bjorn A. Gustafsson, Edward E. Palmer
Cambridge University Press, 06/11/1997
EAN 9780521562621, ISBN10: 0521562627

Hardcover, 407 pages, 23 x 15.8 x 3.2 cm

This book examines the income distributional experience of fifteen developed economies - representing a wide range of social and economic strategies - over the past two decades. Experts from each of the countries have carefully documented the pattern of distributional change in individual earnings and household income in their countries and analysed the driving forces behind these changes. Separate chapters are devoted to the experiences of Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, West and former East Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The authors examine the effects on the inequality of household income of the development of individual earnings, unemployment, inflation, public sector transfers and taxes, and demographic changes.