Lectures on Inequality, Poverty and Welfare

  • Antonio┬áVillar

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 685)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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    Pages 1-15
  3. Inequality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
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      Pages 19-30
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      Pages 31-56
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      Pages 57-71
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      Pages 93-112
  4. Poverty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
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      Pages 115-134
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      Pages 135-153
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      Pages 155-171

About this book


These lectures aim to help readers understand the logics and nature of the main indicators of inequality and poverty, with special attention to their social welfare underpinnings. The key approach consists in linking inequality and poverty measurement with welfare evaluation. As concern for inequality and poverty stems from ethical considerations, the measurement of those aspects necessarily involves some value judgments. Those value judgments can be linked, directly or indirectly, to welfare assessments on the distribution of personal and social opportunities. Inequality and poverty are thus considered to be partial aspects of the welfare evaluation of the opportunities in a given society. The volume includes two applications that illustrate how the models can be implemented. They refer to inequality of opportunity and poverty in education, using PISA data.


Inequality Poverty Welfare evaluation Indices Poverty measurement Indicators of inequality Financial crisis Spain PISA data

Authors and affiliations

  • Antonio┬áVillar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversidad Pablo de OlavideSevilleSpain

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