Описание: "The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, starting two hundred and fifty years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today`s hugely unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and he addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind. Deaton describes vast innovations and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, pest control, vaccinations, and clean water on the one hand, and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the other. He examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality. He also considers how economic growth in India and China has improved the lives of more than a billion people. Deaton argues that international aid has been ineffective and even harmful. He suggests alternative efforts--including reforming incentives to drug companies and lifting trade restrictions--that will allow the developing world to bring about its own Great Escape. Demonstrating how changes in health and living standards have transformed our lives, The Great Escape is a powerful guide to addressing the well-being of all nations"--Publisher description.
Автор: Joel F. Handler Название: Blame Welfare, Ignore Poverty and Inequality ISBN: 0521870356 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521870351 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 9186 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: With the passage of the 1996 welfare reform, not only welfare, but poverty and inequality have disappeared from the political discourse. The decline in the welfare rolls has been hailed as a success. This book challenges that assumption. It argues that while many single mothers left welfare, they have joined the working poor, and fail to make a decent living. The book examines the persistent demonization of poor single-mother families; the impact of the low-wage market on perpetuating poverty and inequality; and the role of the welfare bureaucracy in defining deserving and undeserving poor. It argues that the emphasis on family values - marriage promotion, sex education and abstinence - is misguided and diverts attention from the economic hardships low-income families face. The book proposes an alternative approach to reducing poverty and inequality that centers on a children's allowance as basic income support coupled with jobs and universal child care.
Автор: Price Название: Foundations of Social Inequality ISBN: 030644979X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780306449796 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 10445 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this authoritative volume, leading researchers offer diverse theoretical perspectives and a wide-range of information on the beginnings and nature of social
inequality in past human societies. Their illuminating work investigates the role of status differentiation in traditional archaeological debates and major societal transitions. This volume
features numerous case studies from the Old and New World spanning foraging societies to agricultural groups and complex states.
Diachronic in view and archaeological in
focus, this book will be of significant interest to archaeologists, anthropologists, and students.
Описание: The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation 's wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live. Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable: moneyed interests compound their wealth by stifling true, dynamic capitalism. They have made America the most unequal advanced industrial country while crippling growth, trampling on the rule of law, and undermining democracy. The result: a divided society that cannot tackle its most pressing problems. With characteristic insight, Stiglitz examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.
Описание: Social inequality is a worldwide phenomenon. Globalization has exacerbated and alleviated inequality over the past twenty-five years. This volume offers analytical and comparative insights from current case studies of social inequality in more than ten countries within all the major regions of the world. Contributors provide an assessment of the overall social globalization phenomenon in the global world as well as an outlook of transformations of global social inequality in the future. This book will be a timely addition for students and scholars of globalization studies, social inequality, sociology, and cultural and social anthropology.
Автор: Butler T & Watt P Название: Understanding Social Inequality ISBN: 0761963707 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780761963707 Издательство: Sage Publications Рейтинг: Цена: 4025 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Brings together the `identity of displacement` in sociology and the `spaces of flow` of geography.
Автор: Kerbo Название: Social Stratification And Inequality ISBN: 007811165X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780078111655 Издательство: McGraw-Hill Цена: 13512 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: AIDS and Africa are indelibly linked in popular consciousness, but despite widespread awareness of the epidemic, much of the story remains hidden beneath a superficial focus on condoms, sex workers, and antiretrovirals. Africa gets lost in this equation. The author offers a powerful reversal, using AIDS as a lens through which to view Africa.
Автор: Bourguignon Francois Название: The Globalization of Inequality ISBN: 069116052X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691160528 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2853 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
In "The Globalization of Inequality," distinguished economist and policymaker Francois Bourguignon examines the complex and paradoxical links between a vibrant world economy that has raised the living standard of over half a billion people in emerging nations such as China, India, and Brazil, and the exponentially increasing inequality within countries. Exploring globalization's role in the evolution of inequality, Bourguignon takes an original and truly international approach to the decrease in inequality "between" nations, the increase in inequality "within "nations, and the policies that might moderate inequality's negative effects.
Demonstrating that in a globalized world it becomes harder to separate out the factors leading to domestic or international inequality, Bourguignon examines each trend through a variety of sources, and looks at how these inequalities sometimes balance each other out or reinforce one another. Factoring in the most recent economic crisis, Bourguignon investigates why inequality in some countries has dropped back to levels that have not existed for several decades, and he asks if these should be considered in the context of globalization or if they are in fact specific to individual nations. Ultimately, Bourguignon argues that it will be up to countries in the developed and developing world to implement better policies, even though globalization limits the scope for some potential redistributive instruments.
An informed and original contribution to the current debates about inequality, this book will be essential reading for anyone who is interested in the future of the world economy."
Автор: Bliss, Christopher Название: Trade, Growth, and Inequality ISBN: 0199204640 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199204649 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4600 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This advanced text successfully links the two fields of trade theory and economic development. It combines mathematical rigour with an exceptional breadth of approaches, including institutions, history and comparative economics. Uniquely, the book focuses not only on countries participating in globalized trade but also those failing to participate.
Автор: Jenkins, Stephen P.; Micklewright, John Название: Inequality and Poverty Re-Examined ISBN: 0199218129 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199218127 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4715 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The issues surrounding poverty and inequality continue to be of central concern to academics, politicians and policymakers but the way in which we seek to analyse them continues to change. This volume provides a guide to some of the new approaches that have been developed, while also making a real contribution to the ongoing public debate.
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