Inequality, Polarization and Poverty

Advances in Distributional Analysis

  • Satya R. Chakravarty

Part of the Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being book series (EIAP, volume 6)

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About this book

Introduction

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 subject. Both welfare theoretic and descriptive approaches are discussed and, since the wellbeing of a population depends on income and non-income indicators, both unidimensional and multidimensional frameworks are taken into consideration. The technical terms and mathematical operations employed to analyze the results are explained intuitively in non-technical terms, and numerical analyses and graphical representations help to illustrate important concepts.

Keywords

Deprivation Development Distributional Analysis Inequality Multidimensional Structure Polarization Poverty Welfare calculus linear optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Satya R. Chakravarty
    • 1
  1. 1.Economic Research UnitIndian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79253-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-79252-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-79253-8
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