Economics of Inequality, Discrimination, Poverty, and Mobility

ISBN-10: 0765623277
ISBN-13: 9780765623270
Edition: 2010
Authors: Robert Rycroft
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Description: Thoroughly classroom tested, this introductory-level text surveys what economists have to say about inequality (or income and wealth distribution), poverty, mobility--both intragenerational (within careers), and intergenerational (between  More...

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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Thoroughly classroom tested, this introductory-level text surveys what economists have to say about inequality (or income and wealth distribution), poverty, mobility--both intragenerational (within careers), and intergenerational (between generations)--and discrimination (on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, gender, and many other factors) in the United States.This text brings the undergraduate treatment of these issues up-to-date, featuring detailed, non-mathematical examination of the economic theory underlying the analysis. There is a greater emphasis on mobility, on wealth accumulation, distribution and inheritance, and on discrimination law than in other texts. The author provides full and fair treatment of competing sides in several of the controversial issues in the field, written in such a way that instructors can use the text material to motivate a variety of classroom discussions.

Preface
The Pie and How We Slice It
Inequality
Labor's Slice of the Pie
The Foundations of Labor's Slice
The Slices of Capital, Land, and Entrepreneurship
Labor Markets That Do Not Clear
Slicing the Pie in a Non-discriminatory Pure Market Economy
Equalizing the Slices
How Big a Slice Do We Deserve?
Discrimination
Does the Slice We Receive Depend on Our Race, Gender, Ethnicity, Etc.?
Detecting and Measuring Discrimination
Reducing the Impact of Discrimination on How the Pie is Sliced
Poverty
A Slice Too Small
Making Small Slices Larger
Mobility
How the Size of a Slice Changes Over a Career
How the Size of a Slice Changes from Generation to Generation
The Accumulation, Distribution, and Transfer of Wealth
Final Thoughts
Equalizing and Enlarging the Slices
Bibliography
Index

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