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The New Geography of Global Income Inequality

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The surprising finding of this book is that, contrary to conventional wisdom, global income inequality is decreasing. Critics of globalization and others maintain that the spread of consumer capitalism is dramatically polarizing the worldwide distribution of income. But as the demographer Glenn Firebaugh carefully shows, income inequality for the world peaked in the late twentieth century and is now heading downward because of declining income inequality across nations. Furthermore, as income inequality declines across nations, it is rising within nations (though not as rapidly as it is declining across nations). Firebaugh claims that this historic transition represents a new geography of global income inequality in the twenty-first century.

This book documents the new geography, describes its causes, and explains why other analysts have missed one of the defining features of our era--a transition in inequality that is reducing the importance of where a person is born in determining his or her future well-being.

Synopsis:

Critics of globalization and others maintain that the spread of consumer capitalism is dramatically polarizing the worldwide distribution of income. But as the demographer Glenn Firebaugh carefully shows, income inequality for the world peaked in the late twentieth century and is now heading downward because of declining income inequality across nations. Furthermore, as income inequality declines across nations, it is rising within nations (though not as rapidly as it is declining across nations).

About the Author

Glenn Firebaugh is Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Pennsylvania State University.

Penn State University

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I. THE NEW GEOGRAPHY HYPOTHESIS

1. Massive Global Income Inequality: When Did It Arise and Why Does It Matter?

The Growing World Income Pie

Other Welfare Changes

The Rise in Income Disparities over the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Why Nations?

Why Not Focus on Poverty Rather than on Inequality?



2. The Reversal of Historical Inequality Trends

Myths of the Trade Protest Model

Causes of the Reversal: An Overview

The Inequality Transition

PART II. MEASUREMENT

3. How Is National Income Measured, and Can We Trust the Data?

How Is National Income Measured?

Are Income Estimates Plausible?

Are the Historical Income Data Reliable Enough?

Are the Contemporary Income Data Reliable Enough?

Measuring Income over Time

Appendix A3: Adjusting for Household Economies in Poor

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674019874
Author:
Firebaugh, Glenn
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Demography
Subject:
Economics - Comparative
Subject:
Income distribution
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy
Subject:
Business & Economics-Economic Conditions
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps, 21 line illustrations, 30 tables
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Economics » Global Economics
History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , Critics of globalization and others maintain that the spread of consumer capitalism is dramatically polarizing the worldwide distribution of income. But as the demographer Glenn Firebaugh carefully shows, income inequality for the world peaked in the late twentieth century and is now heading downward because of declining income inequality across nations. Furthermore, as income inequality declines across nations, it is rising within nations (though not as rapidly as it is declining across nations).
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