Poverty and Income Distribution
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Edward N. Wolff
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Poverty and Income Distribution by Edward N. Wolff
Book DescriptionWritten by a leading scholar in the field, this textbook provides a thorough introduction to the topic of income distribution and poverty, with additional emphasis on the issues of inequality and discrimination. Features an empirical flavor throughout and includes optional econometric studies Will appeal to a broad range of readers in various subject areas including economics, sociology, political science, and public administration International in its scope Can be used as a self-contained course on income distribution and poverty
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405176606
(254mm x 199mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Edward N. Wolff
Inheriting Wealth in America, Hardback (April 2015)
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Productivity Convergence, Hardback (December 2013)
This book critically reviews the most significant works that examine the sources of economic growth.
Growth, Accumulation, and Unproductive Activity, Paperback (December 2006)
This book documents the growth of unproductive activity in the United States economy since World War II.
Does Education Really Help?, Hardback (June 2006)» View all books by Edward N. Wolff
Conventional wisdom is that greater schooling and skill improvement leads to higher wages and income inequality falls with wider access to schooling. Yet, since the early 1970s, inequality climbed, while educational attainment and worker skills gained and dispersion in schooling levels plummeted. This book explores these apparent paradoxes.
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Author Biography - Edward N. Wolff
Edward Wolff received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1974 and is professor of economics at New York University, where he has taught since 1974, and a Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a council member of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth since 1987. He served as Managing Editor of the Review of Income and Wealth from 1987 to 2004 and was a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York (2003-04), President of the Eastern Economics Association (2002-2003), and a council member of the International Input-Output Association (1995-2003), and has acted as a consultant with the Economic Policy Institute, the World Bank, the United Nations, the WIDER Institute, and Mathematica Policy Research. His principal research areas are productivity growth and income and wealth distribution. He is the author (or co-author) of 10 books, and the editor of 8. He is also the author of many articles published in books and professional journals and provides frequent commentary on radio and television.
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