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International Economic Association Series

Contemporary Economic Issues

Volume 2: Labour, Food and Poverty

Editors: Mundlak, Y. (Ed.)

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An overview of many currently topical issues around food and agriculture, with particular emphasis on their implications for development. These include Nobel Laureate Robert Fogel's discussion of nutritional standards and the implications of new theories of evolution in assessing the extent of malnutrition. Historical analysis informs contemporary surveys, including Yair Mundlak's comparison of the postwar record of 130 countries in agricultural technology and outputs. The important implications of labour markets, income distributions and the impact of welfare states on these issues are considered by a number of papers. The contributors include many leading academics from North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Israel.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Incentives in the Welfare State: Lessons for Would-be Welfare States

    Pages 3-24

    Lindbeck, Assar

  • Income Distribution Theory: A Survey of Selected Recent Contributions

    Pages 25-38

    Piketty, Thomas

  • The International Evidence on Income Distribution in Modern Economies: Where Do We Stand?

    Pages 39-61

    Smeeding, Timothy M. (et al.)

  • Openness and Within-Country Inequality

    Pages 63-80

    Horton, Susan (et al.)

  • Does History have Useful Economics? Lessons from Europe’s Golden Age (1950–73)

    Pages 83-101

    Toniolo, Gianni

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Economic Issues
Book Subtitle
Volume 2: Labour, Food and Poverty
Editors
  • Y. Mundlak
Series Title
International Economic Association Series
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-26188-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-26188-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-69806-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 258
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