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The Personal Distribution of Incomes (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

Edited by A. B. Atkinson


348 pages

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First published in 1976, the essays in this volume are concerned with the distribution of income and wealth. The papers were first presented at the Royal Economic Society’s conference in 1974, which examined the evidence concerning the personal distribution of earnings, compared the distributions apparent in different periods and societies, and studied the association between personal attributes and income. The contributions, from internationally-renowned authors, reflect these areas, and address the questions surrounding inequality, the taxation of wealth and capital transfers that remain relevant in twenty-first century society.

Table of Contents

Preface A. B. Atkinson; 1. Theories of the Distribution of Earnings H. F. Lydall, Discussion: S. J. Prais and T. Stark 2. Stalin and British Top Salaries P. J. D. Wiles, Discussion: W. Beckerman and F. Paukert 3. The Mathematical and Statistical Theory of Income Distribution J. A. C. Brown, Discussion: A. F. Shorrocks and J. Muellbauer 4. The Genetic Basis of Inequality C. O. Carter Discussion: J. E. Meade and P. C. McMahon 5. Personal Characteristics and Income J. Tinbergen, Discussion: S. Anand and V. H. Woodward 6. Progress in Human Capital Analyses of the Distribution of Earnings J. Mincer, Discussion: J. R. Crossley and N. A. Klevmarken 7. Personal Characteristics and the Distribution of Earnings P. Taubman, Discussion: P. R. G. Layard and P. Roberti 8. The New Earnings Survey and the Distribution of Earnings A. R. Thatcher, Discussion: P. M. Lyons and M. Farbman

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Finance / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Finance / Taxation
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory