© 1994

Aspects of Distribution of Wealth and Income

  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Part of the The Jerome Levy Economics Institute Series book series (JLEI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
      Pages 1-8
  3. Income and Wealth Distribution in the United States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. James N. Morgan, F. Thomas Juster
      Pages 11-30
  4. International Comparisons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Gordon W. Green Jr, John Coder, Paul Ryscavage
      Pages 57-79
  5. Policy Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Isabel V. Sawhill
      Pages 194-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-206

About this book


In the 1980s, a decade of economic expansion, the rich grew richer but the poor poorer. These essays explore the disparities in wealth and income comparing the fortunes of American households with those in other industrialized nations. Demographic and structural changes, saving behaviouir, earning gaps, gender, education and race are analysed in these essays and methodological and measurement issues explored. Policies to counteract growing inequality are discussed and remedies proposed.


economic policy growth income distribution

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
    • 1
  1. 1.Bard CollegeAnnandale-on-HudsonUSA

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