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Inequality, Poverty and Well-being

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.

Table of contents
  1. Inequality, Poverty and Well-being
    Mark McGillivray
  2. Population Ethics and the Value of Life
    Charles Blackorby, David Donaldson
    Working Paper
    | Population Ethics and the Value of Life
  3. A Non-Welfarist Approach to Inequality Measurement
    Alain Chateauneuf, Patrick Moyes
    Working Paper
    | Measuring Inequality Without the Pigou-Dalton Condition
  4. Relative Deprivation, Personal Income Satisfaction and Average Well-being under Different Income Distributions: An Experimental Investigation
    Christian Seidl, Andrea Morone, Stefan Traub
    Working Paper
    | Relative Deprivation, Personal Income Satisfaction, and Average Well-Being under Different Income Distributions
  5. Contradictory Trends in Global Income Inequality: A Tale of Two Biases
    Steve Dowrick, Muhammad Akmal
  6. The Many Facets of Economic Mobility
    Gary S. Fields
  7. Social Groups and Economic Poverty: A Problem in Measurement
    Sreenivasan Subramanian
    Working Paper
    | Social Groups and Economic Poverty
  8. Intersociety Literacy Comparisons
    Satya R. Chakravarty, Amita Majumder
    Working Paper
    | Intersociety Literacy Comparisons
  9. The Human Development Index Adjusted for Efficient Resource Utilization
    Francisco J. Arcelus, Sharna Bremner, Gopalan Srinivasan
    Working Paper
    | The Human Development Index Adjusted for Efficient Resource Utilization
  10. A Framework for Incorporating Environmental Indicators to the Measurement of Human Well-Being
    Osman Zaim
    Working Paper
    | A Framework for Incorporating Environmental Indicators to the Measurement of Human Well-Being
  11. Measuring non-Economic Well-being Achievement
    Mark McGillivray
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Endorsements

'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