Inequality Around the World

  • Richard B. Freeman

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Richard B. Freeman
      Pages 1-1
  3. International Patterns and Advanced Countries

  4. Less Advanced Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Dwayne Benjamin, Loren Brandt, Paul Glewwe, Guo Li
      Pages 87-127
    3. Miguel Székely, Marianne Hilgert
      Pages 128-161
  5. Understanding Micro-Behaviour and the Broad Economy of Inequality

About this book


One of the most troubling developments of the past two decades has been the dramatic rise in inequality among nations and within nations. This book examines the nature of this development in a variety of countries and contexts - China, Russia, Australia, Latin America, Italy - where the rise of inequality has not been studied as intensively as the US or UK. It also presents analyses of some potential causes and consequences of the rise in inequality.


China Developing Countries development globalization Italy transition unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard B. Freeman
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityUSA

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