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UNU-WIDER Is Rising Income Inequality Inevitable? A Critique of the Transatlantic Consensus

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Is Rising Income Inequality Inevitable? A Critique of the Transatlantic Consensus

Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Annual Lecture
Volume:
3
Title:
Is Rising Income Inequality Inevitable? A Critique of the Transatlantic Consensus
Authors:
A. B. Atkinson
Publication date:
November 1999
ISBN Printed:
9291906794
ISBN Web:
9291906808
ISBN 13 Print:
9789291906796
ISBN 13 Web:
9789291906802
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
1999
Keywords:
OECD, inequality
JEL:
D63, I32
Sponsor:
Supported by Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Format:
online and printed copies
 
The lecture was delivered on 1 November 1999 at the Centre for Development and Environment at the University of Oslo.

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