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Income Inequality & Poverty in Eastern & Western Europe

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Publisher Comments:

The main purpose of the book is the analysis of income inequality and poverty in a comparative context. The book contains articles on the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Russia under transition. Western European countries which are under consideration are: Belgium, Catalonia, France, Germany (East and West), Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom. Objective as well as subjective approaches for measurement of poverty are used. The book gives references to public use files which could be used for own research of readers.

Table of Contents

Contents: Income Inequality and Poverty in Eastern and Western Europe: An Introduction.- Competitive or Cooperative Welfare Policies in Europe?- The Main Problems of International Comparative Poverty Research.- Working Poor: "Inequitable" Wages in Germany and in Europe!- (Higher) Minimum Wages as an Instrument of Justice?- Measurement of Poverty - Examplified by the German Case.- Poverty and Social Security Transfers - Results for Seven Countries and Regions in the EC.- Old Age Poverty in Selected Countries of the Europeran Union - Are Women Disproportionally Affected?- Changes in the Rate and Types of Poverty: The Czech and Slovak Republics 1990 - 1993.- Social Inequality and Poverty in Russia.- Poverty in Hungary - Some Results of the First Two Waves of the Hungarian Household Panel Survey in 1992 and 1993.- Income Inequality and Poverty Dynamics in Poland and East-Germany Before and Under Transition.- Trends in Income Distribution of Unified Germany Analyzed by Decomposable Inequality Measures.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783790809749
Publisher:
Physica-Verlag
Location:
Heidelberg :
Author:
Ott, Notburga
Author:
Wagner, Gert G.
Subject:
Poverty -- Europe, Eastern.
Subject:
Poverty -- Europe, Western.
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Policy
Subject:
Armut
Subject:
Einkommenspolitik
Subject:
Income Policy
Subject:
inequality
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Ungleichheit
Subject:
Population Economics
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Business and Economics
Subject:
Population
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Contributions to Economics
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
263
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 405 gr

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