The Evolution and Determinants of Wealth Inequality in the North Atlantic Anglo-Sphere, 1668–2013

Push and Pull

Authors: Di Matteo, Livio

  • Systematizes and compiles, for a particularly important world area, research which has tended to be more dispersed and unintegrated 
  • Focuses on the long-term dynamics of inequality as well as on their underlying causes
  • Helps put current dimensions of wealth inequality into historical context 
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About this book

This book focuses on wealth inequality trends in the North Atlantic Anglo-sphere countries of Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States over the period from 1668 to 2013: a wider perspective than generally used when wealth inequality is discussed. This book demonstrates that it is important to put current dimensions of wealth inequality into historical context by looking at performance over the long run rather than simply a few decades. Moreover, this contribution compiles a substantial amount of data on estimates of wealth inequality and provides a concise overview of trends as well as the drivers of inequality over the long term. It serves as a short supplementary text for economics and sociology courses on economic inequality, economic history and social change—while remaining of interest to scholars and policymakers invested in equality debates of the past and present. 

About the authors

Livio Di Matteo is Professor of Economics at Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada, where he has served since 1990. His historical wealth research using census-linked probate records was funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. His health economics research explores the determinants of health expenditures, the public-private split in health spending, and the sustainability of provincial government health spending. He is a member of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) National Health Expenditure Advisory Panel and the Evidence Network; a contributor to the economics blog Worthwhile Canadian Initiative; a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute; and he is on the advisory boards of the Northern Policy Institute and the Canadian Health Policy Institute.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • An Unequal World: Introduction to Wealth Inequality in the North Atlantic Anglosphere

    Di Matteo, Livio

    Pages 1-9

  • Wealth Inequality and Its Historical Context

    Di Matteo, Livio

    Pages 11-24

  • Wealth Inequality: Facts, Figures and Approaches to Its Study

    Di Matteo, Livio

    Pages 25-40

  • Understanding the Determinants of Wealth Inequality

    Di Matteo, Livio

    Pages 41-65

  • Examining the Evidence: Wealth Inequality in the North Atlantic Anglosphere

    Di Matteo, Livio

    Pages 67-98

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89773-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89772-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution and Determinants of Wealth Inequality in the North Atlantic Anglo-Sphere, 1668–2013
Book Subtitle
Push and Pull
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89773-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89773-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89772-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 148
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations
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