Inequality, poverty and well-being

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Palgrave Macmillan in association with the United Nations University--World Institute for Development Economics Research , Basingstoke [England], New York
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Statementedited by Mark McGillivray.
SeriesStudies in development economics and policy
ContributionsMcGillivray, Mark., World Institute for Development Economics Research.
LC ClassificationsHN25 .I527 2006, HN25 .I527 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 270 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18272922M
ISBN 101403987521
ISBN 139781403987525
LC Control Number2006043160

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This book examines inequality, poverty and well-being concepts and corresponding empirical measures. Attempting Inequality push future research in new and important directions, the book has a strong analytical orientation, consisting of a mix of conceptual and empirical analyses that constitute new and innovative contributions to the research literature.

The study of inequality, polarization and poverty is crucial for understanding the economic well-being of the population of a country. Conceptual and methodological advances and poverty and well-being book data have provided better insights into these issues in recent years, and it is the objective of the book to present a systematic and up-to-date treatment of the developments in the subject.

Child poverty is a central and present part of global life, with hundreds of millions of children around the world enduring tremendous suffering and deprivation of their most basic needs. Despite its long history, research on poverty and development has only relatively recently examined the issue of child poverty as a distinct topic of concern.

State of the Nation covers a diversity of perspectives that highlight the interrelationship and intersectionality between structural, economic, cultural and psychosocial dimensions of the South African social experience. Specifically, the authors analyse the complexity of poverty and inequality beyond an over-determination of the economic and the wealth index in South Africa.

Yet there is little correlation between poverty rates and inequality. Experience has shown that Inequality economic inequality does not of itself lead to reducing poverty. On the contrary, since the worldwide recession has reduced inequality by reducing the wealth in the hands of the rich, without benefiting the poor.

Inequality and poverty have returned with a vengeance in recent decades. To reduce them, we need fresh ideas that move beyond taxes on the wealthy. Anthony B. Atkinson offers ambitious new policies in technology, employment, social security, sharing of capital, and taxation, and he defends them against the common arguments and excuses for inaction.

Many others face deprivations in terms of access and quality of public services. Regional inequalities both between and within countries are large.

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The highest levels of absolute poverty are found in the poor countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus, but most of the region’s poor and vulnerable are in middle- income countries.

In Poverty and Inequality: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Responses, the authors explore these and many others gritty questions as they analyse the complexity of poverty and inequality beyond an over-determination of the concepts by the economic or the wealth index in South Africa.

Child poverty and the well-being of children is an important policy issue throughout the industrialised world.

Some 47 million children in 'rich' countries live in families so poor that their health and well-being are at risk. The main themes addressed are: the extent and trend of child poverty in industrialised nations; outcomes for children - for example, the relationship between.

The study of inequality, polarization and poverty is crucial for understanding the economic well-being of the population of a country. Conceptual and methodological advances and better data have provided better insights into these issues in recent years, and it is the objective of the book to present a systematic and up-to-date treatment of the developments in the : Satya R.

Chakravarty. The contents of the book will be useful as much for the aspiring scholar as for the interested lay reader looking for a gateway into the subject.

Keywords Inequality Poverty Measurement Normative Values Distributive Justice and Welfare Economics. This book is output from an international workshop held in June in St.

Petersburg and takes stock of the diverse and divergent welfare trajectories of post-socialist countries across central, eastern, and southeastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

It traces the impacts in terms of poverty, well-being, and inequality of over two. inequality in different dimensions of well-being such as health, education, employment, and living conditions, among others.

This paper examines inequality in different dimensions of well. The contributors show how contemporary poverty is forged in neighborhoods, argue that discrimination in housing markets is a profound source of poverty, suggest that gender inequalities in the family and in the social evaluation of the caretaking role remain a hidden dimension of inequality, and develop the argument that contemporary inequality.

income inequality for a global measure of well-being, represented by self-assessed life satisfaction or happiness. The paper shows that income inequality seems to be considered differently in each country and thus has varying impacts on well-being. The. Christians are concerned about the well-being of the poor, which is exactly why we must turn our attention away from income inequality (a false problem) and the redistribution of wealth (a false solution) and toward the real causes of poverty and the best.

Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy addresses the complicated philosophical and moral issues surrounding the distribution of economic goods in free societies as well as the empirical relationships between democratization and trends in poverty and inequality.

This volume also discusses the variety of welfare-state policies that have been adopted. Poverty profiles are useful for comparing poverty between groups. Different rounds of surveys are useful for comparing poverty over time. Methods of analysing well-being must always be adapted to country circumstances and the availability of data.

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Handbook on poverty and inequality. Washington: World Bank. 1 Poverty: a the poverty line is the minimum income level necessary to meet basic needs. b the World Bank uses poverty lines based on the norms defined for each society.

c poverty and social inequality are closely linked. d poverty affects mental and social well-being. e the gap between the poor and rich of the world is narrowing.

The handbook on poverty and inequality provides tools to measure, describe, monitor, evaluate, and analyze poverty. It provides background materials for designing poverty reduction strategies.

This book is intended for researchers and policy analysts involved in poverty research and policy making. In this article, we review the evidence on the effects of poverty and low income on children's development and well-being.

We argue that poverty is an important indicator of societal and child well-being, but that poverty is more than just an indicator. Poverty and low income are causally related to worse child development outcomes, particularly cognitive developmental and educational outcomes.

For a range of studies on inequality, including global inequality, inequality and politics, openness and inequality, see the World Bank Inequality website. Inequality, Poverty and Well-being, Mark McGillivary (ed), Palgrave McMillan, This book examines inequality, poverty and well-being concepts and corresponding empirical measures.

Traditionally, economists have identified well-being with market command over goods rather than with the "state" of a person. The books in this series go precisely beyond the traditional concepts of consumption, income or wealth and offer a broad, inclusive view of inequality and well-being.

Education Cannot Solve Poverty and Inequality by Shawgi Tell / March 28th, One of the long-standing stubborn myths about education in American culture is that education is “the great equalizer” and that education is the way to overcome poverty and inequality at.

Inequality And Poverty And Inequality Words | 5 Pages. globalization years, poverty and inequality have both increased. The number of poor people has been cut in half over the past twenty years but there is still enormous inequality as well as poverty in the world.

Morimura, part of the economic studies in inequality social exclusion and well being book series the fuzzy set approach to poverty measurement was developed in the early s and continues to be refined by scholars of economics and sociology who find the traditional monetary only indicators to be inadequate and arbitrary and longitudinal.

Inequalities in access to healthy food and recreational public spaces have accentuated health inequalities, especially with in relation to the problem of obesity among the poor in Brazil. Thus, the limited choice of lifestyles that favor health and well-being promote marked inequalities in the daily life of these segments.

What people underappreciate is how having extreme inequality driven by the high end of wealth also causes trouble for society and for people’s well-being. Poverty. Reducing inequality requires addressing inequality-reproducing cultural norms and strengthening the political agency of disadvantaged groups.

Evidence from developing countries shows that children in the lowest wealth quintile are still up to three times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than children in the richest quintiles.

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Two important books on global inequality appeared in the last year, one by Francois Bourguignon, The Globalization of Inequality, and the other by Branko Milanovic, Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of is my extended review of both, with a discussion of what they have to say and whether we should believe them: Review essay on Bourguignon and Milanovic.This volume brings together leading public intellectuals--Amartya Sen, Martha C.

Nussbaum, François Bourguignon, William J. Wilson, Douglas S. Massey, and Martha A. Fineman--to take stock of current analytic understandings of poverty and inequality. Contemporary research on inequality has largely relied on conceptual advances several decades old, even though the basic structure of global 2/5(1).

Child well-being is important for lifelong health and well-being. Although there is evidence linking social determinants of health (eg, relative poverty and income inequality) to child well-being, social and public health policy tends to focus on interventions to mitigate their effects, rather than remove the root causes.

Children born into socioeconomically disadvantaged families suffer worse.