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Models and Measurement of Welfare and Inequality

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Table of contents (54 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-IX
  2. Measurement of Inequality and Poverty

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Inequality Changes and Income Growth

      • Yoram Amiel, Frank A. Cowell
      Pages 3-27
    3. Measurement of Income Inequality : Observed Versus True Data

      • Satya R. Chakravarty, Wolfgang Eichhorn
      Pages 28-32
    4. Acceptance of Distributional Axioms: Experimental Findings

      • Elizabeth Harrison, Christian Seidl
      Pages 67-99
    5. A New Compromise Measure of Inequality

      • Manfred Krtscha
      Pages 111-119
    6. The Scope of Inequality Coefficients

      • Arnold H. Q. M. Merkies
      Pages 141-161
    7. Transformations of Stochastic Orderings

      • Patrick Moyes, Anthony Shorrocks
      Pages 162-175
    8. Decomposition of Inequality Measures

      • Friedrich Schmid
      Pages 176-192
  3. Taxation and Redistribution

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 207-207
    2. Income Tax and Cost-of-Living Indices

      • Bert M. Balk
      Pages 209-225
    3. The Analytics of Splitting Under Income Taxation

      • Wolfgang Buchholz, Wolfram F. Richter
      Pages 237-252
    4. Welfare or Pareto-Improving Directions of Piecemeal Tax Reform

      • Hans Haller, Cheng-Chen Yang
      Pages 286-298
    5. Redistribution through the Income Tax

      • Peter J. Lambert
      Pages 299-315

About this book

The literature on economic problems connected with measuring and modelling of welfare and inequality has grown rapidly within the last decade. Since this literature is scattered throughout a great number of journals on economics, economic theory, econometrics, and statisties, it is difficult to get an adequate picture of the present state of the art. Therefore books should appear from time to time, which offer a representative cross-section of the latest results of research on: the subject. This book offers such material. It contains 54 articles by 84 authors from four of the five continents. Each paper has been reviewed by two referees. As a conse­ quence, the contributions of this book are revised versions, or, in many cases, revised revisions of the original papers. The book is divided into four parts. Part I: Measurement of Inequality and Poverty This part contains eleven papers on theory and empirical applications of inequa­ lity and/or poverty measures. Two contributions deal with, among other things, experimental findings on questions concerning the acceptance of distributional axioms. Part II: Taxation and Redistribution Distributional or, rather, redistributional aspects play an important role in Part II. The topics of the 14 papers included in this part range from tax progressivity and redistribution, allocative consequences of splitting under income taxation, and connections between income tax and cost-of-living indices to merit goods and welfarism as well as to welfare aspects of tax reforms.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Wirtschaftstheorie und Operations Research Kollegium am Schloß, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany

    Wolfgang Eichhorn

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