The Political Economy of Inequality: U.S. and Global Dimensions
The contributors to this book discuss a variety of forms of social inequality which include large gaps in accumulated assets, discrepancies in access to quality education, unstable family life, lack of access to banking services, poor employment prospects, lack of health care services, and underrepresentation for political and legal matters. Together, they show how these forms of inequality are interrelated with income inequality and that, taken together, they pose the risk for societal and political unrest should they be left unresolved.
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The chapters in this volume are based on lectures from the fifty-fourth Werner Sichel Lecture Series in 2017–2018 at Western Michigan University.
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LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Retirement and pensions; Wages, health insurance and other benefits; INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; Globalization
Asefa, Sisay and Huang, Wei-Chiao, eds. 2020. The Political Economy of Inequality: U.S. and Global Dimensions. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880996730