Economic Inequality in the United States: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Economic Inequality in the United States

1st Edition

By Lars Osberg

Routledge

308 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138185159
pub: 2017-05-29
SAVE ~$10.39
$51.95
$41.56
x
Hardback: 9781138185074
pub: 2015-12-01
SAVE ~$11.59
$57.95
$46.36
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315644677
pub: 2015-12-22
from $25.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Originally published in 1984, this study explores multiple theoretical perspectives as well as critically analysing the most recent evidence at the time to try and find a full explanation for inequality in the United States. Arguments of neoclassical economists and Marxist and institutional structuralists are considered by Osberg as well as putting forward his own model. Osberg uses his findings to attempt a complete explanation of the issue and advises on policies which could be undertaken by the government to try and lessen the gap. This title will be of interest to students of Economics.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Inequality in Money Income 3. Economic Inequality 4. Poverty and Inequality 5. Of Laborers and Capitalists—The issue of Factor Shares 6. Of chance and Ability 7. Of Race and Sex 8. The "Neoclassical" Perspective 9. Structural Interpretations: The Importance of Constraints 10. An Eclectic Summary 11. The Acquisition of Property 12.Growth and/or Equality 13. Government and Inequality 14. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Subjects; About the Author

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit https://www.routledge.com/series/PSYREVIVALS

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS079000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business