- Title Pages
- Studies in Social Inequality
- Chapter One How Has Income Inequality Grown?
- Chapter Two On the Identification of the Middle Class
- Chapter Three Has Rising Inequality Reduced Middle-Class Income Growth?
- Chapter Four Welfare Regimes, Cohorts, and the Middle Classes
- Chapter Five Political Sources of Government Redistribution in High-Income Countries
- Chapter Six Income Distribution, Inequality Perceptions, and Redistributive Preferences in European Countries
- Chapter Seven Women's Employment and Household Income Inequality
- Chapter Eight Women's Employment, Unpaid Work, and Economic Inequality
- Chapter Nine Women's Work, Family Earnings, and Public Policy
- Chapter Ten The Distribution of Assets and Debt
- Chapter Eleven The Joint Distribution of Income and Wealth
- Chapter Twelve The Fourth Retirement Pillar in Rich Countries
- Chapter Thirteen Public Pension Entitlements and the Distribution of Wealth
- Chapter Fourteen Income and Wealth Inequality in Japan
- Chapter Fifteen Income Inequality in Boom and Bust
- Chapter Sixteen Horizontal and Vertical Inequalities in India
- Chapter Seventeen Post-Apartheid Changes in South African Inequality
- (p.487) Conclusion
- Income Inequality
Janet C. Gornick
- Stanford University Press
This chapter synthesizes main findings from the edited volume Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries — and offers guidance for future research. The chapter draws together key substantive findings from this book in each of the five major areas covered: inequality trends; politics; women's employment and income inequality; wealth inequality; and country case studies. The chapter also addresses what has been learned regarding data needs, of which the most central concerns the need for new datasets that integrate income, wealth, and consumption. The chapter concludes by pointing to new and emerging lines of inequality research that would extend the questions and themes explored in this book.
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