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Inequality, Poverty and Well-being
 
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Inequality, Poverty and Well-being
Edited by Mark McGillivray
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
11 Aug 2006
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With more than a billion people living on less than one dollar per day, some evidence of increasing gaps in living conditions within and between countries and the clear evidence of substantial declines in life expectancy or other health
outcomes in some parts of the world, the related topics of inequality, poverty and well-being are core international issues. More is known about inequality, poverty and well-being than ever before as a result of conceptual and methodological advances and better data. Yet many debates persist and numerous important questions remain unanswered. This book examines inequality, poverty and well-being concepts and corresponding empirical measures. Attempting to push future research in new and important directions, the book has a strong analytical orientation, consisting of a mix of conceptual and empirical analyses that constitute new and innovative contributions to the research literature.


Description

With more than a billion people living on less than one dollar per day, some evidence of increasing gaps in living conditions within and between countries and the clear evidence of substantial declines in life expectancy or other health
outcomes in some parts of the world, the related topics of inequality, poverty and well-being are core international issues. More is known about inequality, poverty and well-being than ever before as a result of conceptual and methodological advances and better data. Yet many debates persist and numerous important questions remain unanswered. This book examines inequality, poverty and well-being concepts and corresponding empirical measures. Attempting to push future research in new and important directions, the book has a strong analytical orientation, consisting of a mix of conceptual and empirical analyses that constitute new and innovative contributions to the research literature.


Reviews


'Mark McGillivray conducts a very useful and sobering econometric exercise that allows him to compute the predictive value of a whole host of well-being indicators for the part of (composite) well-being not explained by per capita income...' - Arjan Verschoor, Journal of Development Studies
 
'Remarkable not just for tackling difficult conceptual and methodological issues … but for [its] content, scope and coverage – which touches upon most, if not all, of the central topics and emerging issues in well-being research …highly recommended' - David A. Clark, Journal of Human Development


Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Inequality, Poverty and Well-being; M.McGillivray
Population Ethics and the Value of Life; C.Blackorby, W.Bossert & D.Donaldson
A Non-Welfarist Approach to Inequality Measurement; A.Chateauneuf & P.Moyes
Relative Deprivation, Personal Income Satisfaction and Average Well-being under Different Income Distributions; An Experimental Investigation; C.Seidl, A.Morone & S.Traub
Contradictory Trends in Global Income Inequality: A Tale of Two Biases; S.Dowrick & M.Akmal
The Many Facets of Economic Mobility; G.S.Fields
Social Groups and Economic Poverty: A Problem in Measurement; S.Subramanian
Intersociety Literacy Comparisons; S.R.Chakravarty & A.Majumder
The Human Development Index Adjusted for Efficient Resource Utilization; F.J.Arcelus, B.Sharma & G.Srinivasan
A Framework for Incorporating Environmental Indicators to the Measurement of Human Well-Being; O.Zaim
Measuring non-Economic Well-being Achievement; M.McGillivray
Index


Authors

MARK MCGILLIVRAY is a Senior Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University in Helsinki, Finland, and an Inaugural Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. As a development economist, he conducts research on development aid effectiveness, aid allocation and inter-country well-being achievement.