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Changing Inequality (Hardback)

Rebecca M. Blank

Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2011
ISBN 10: 0520266927 / ISBN 13: 9780520266926
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Titre : Changing Inequality (Hardback)

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Rebecca M. Blank offers the first comprehensive analysis of an economic trend that has been reshaping the United States over the past three decades: rapidly rising income inequality. In clear language, she provides an overview of how and why the level and distribution of income and wealth has changed since 1979, sets this situation within its historical context, and investigates the forces that are driving it. Among other factors, Blank looks closely at changes within families, including women s increasing participation in the work force. The book includes some surprising findings - for example, that per-person income has risen sharply among almost all social groups, even as income has become more unequally distributed. Looking toward the future, Blank suggests that while rising inequality will likely be with us for many decades to come, it is not an inevitable outcome. Her book considers what can be done to address this trend, and also explores the question: Why should we be concerned about this phenomenon?. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520266926

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Synopsis : Rebecca M. Blank offers the first comprehensive analysis of an economic trend that has been reshaping the United States over the past three decades: rapidly rising income inequality. In clear language, she provides an overview of how and why the level and distribution of income and wealth has changed since 1979, sets this situation within its historical context, and investigates the forces that are driving it. Among other factors, Blank looks closely at changes within families, including women's increasing participation in the work force. The book includes some surprising findings - for example, that per-person income has risen sharply among almost all social groups, even as income has become more unequally distributed. Looking toward the future, Blank suggests that while rising inequality will likely be with us for many decades to come, it is not an inevitable outcome. Her book considers what can be done to address this trend, and also explores the question: Why should we be concerned about this phenomenon?

Critique: "I recommend this book ... to anyone interested in why income inequality has increased so markedly over the last 30 years." -- Patrick Flavin Political Science Quarterly 20120701 "Blank offers insight on a topic of much current debate." -- R. S. Rycroft Choice 20111201

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