0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Unemployment

Buy Now

Inequality in America - Facts, Trends, and International Perspectives (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R402
Discovery Miles 4 020
You Save: R22 (5%)
Inequality in America - Facts, Trends, and International Perspectives (Paperback, New): Uri Dadush, Kemal Dervis, Sarah P....
Inequality in America - Facts, Trends, and International Perspectives (Paperback, New): Uri Dadush, Kemal Dervis, Sarah P....

Share your images

Inequality in America - Facts, Trends, and International Perspectives (Paperback, New)

Uri Dadush, Kemal Dervis, Sarah P. Milsom, Bennett Stancil

 (sign in to rate)
List price R424 Loot Price R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 You Save R22 (5%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected dispatch within 7 - 12 working days

A bedrock American principle is the idea that all individuals should have the opportunity to succeed on the basis of their own effort, skill, and ingenuity. --Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

Income inequality has been on the rise since the late 1970s, but the economic and financial crisis of 2008 instigated an unemployment epidemic that dramatically compounded this problem in the United States and catapulted the issue to the center of debate. There is wide agreement across the political spectrum that high inequality is contributing to undesirable circumstances such as stagnant household income, rising poverty rates, and increased borrowing and debt, though there is much less agreement on remedies.

"Inequality in America" provides a snapshot of the issues posed by the growing concentrations of income, focusing on the United States but drawing on international comparisons to help set the context. The authors examine the economic, technological, and political drivers of inequality and identify worrying trends associated with its rise. They demonstrate how specific factors have exacerbated income inequality, including technological change, international trade, changes in labor market participation, and the increasing role of the financial sector. Their clear and concise exposition makes the issues surrounding income distribution accessible to a wider public.

As they write in the conclusion: "We have argued that tackling the worst effects of inequality and re-establishing a measure of equal opportunity requires increased investment in crucial public goods: first, education; second, a more progressive and simplified tax system; and third, increased international cooperation to avoid a race to the bottom. Education, tax, and other such policies are pursued by other highperforming advanced countries and can be shaped for the United States in a way that is fully consistent with an efficient and competitive American economy."

General

Imprint: Brookings Institution Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Uri Dadush • Kemal Dervis • Sarah P. Milsom • Bennett Stancil
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 94
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-8157-2421-6
Barcode: 9780815724216
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Poverty
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes > Social mobility
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Unemployment
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Macroeconomics
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Macroeconomics > General
LSN: 0-8157-2421-7

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners