The Inequality Reader

The Inequality Reader
Author: David Grusky,Szonja Szelenyi
Pages: 784
ISBN: 0813344840
Available:
Release: 2011-03-15
Editor: Westview Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Oriented toward the introductory student, The Inequality Reader is the essential textbook for today's undergraduate courses. The editors, David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi, have assembled the most important classic and contemporary readings about how poverty and inequality are generated and how they might be reduced. With thirty new readings, the second edition provides new materials on anti-poverty policies as well as new qualitative readings that make the scholarship more alive, more accessible, and more relevant. Now more than ever, The Inequality Reader is the one-stop compendium of all the must-read pieces, simply the best available introduction to the stratifi cation canon.

The Inequality Reader

The Inequality Reader
Author: David Grusky
Pages: 786
ISBN: 9780429974090
Available:
Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Oriented toward the introductory student, The Inequality Reader is the essential textbook for today's undergraduate courses. The editors, David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelenyi, have assembled the most important classic and contemporary readings about how poverty and inequality are generated and how they might be reduced. With thirty new readings, the second edition provides new materials on anti-poverty policies as well as new qualitative readings that make the scholarship more alive, more accessible, and more relevant. Now more than ever, The Inequality Reader is the one-stop compendium of all the must-read pieces, simply the best available introduction to the stratifi cation canon.

The Inequality Reader

The Inequality Reader
Author: Szonja Szelenyi,David Grusky
Pages: 437
ISBN: 1458781496
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Release: 2010-07-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this new volume noted scholars David B. Grusky and Szonja Szel nyi have assembled a compilation of the most relevant contemporary readings on social inequality that is also backed by a select list of the most fundamental classics, all from top names in the field.

Inequality in the 21st Century

Inequality in the 21st Century
Author: David Grusky,Jasmine Hill
Pages: 506
ISBN: 9780429968372
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Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides selections from the seminal works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman that reveal some of the reasons why class, race, and gender inequalities have proven very adaptive and can flourish even today in the 21st century.

The Wealth Inequality Reader

The Wealth Inequality Reader
Author: Daniel Fireside
Pages: 290
ISBN: UOM:39015080802237
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Release: 2009
Editor: Ingram
Language: un

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Inequality

Inequality
Author: David Grusky
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780429979460
Available:
Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book redirects the focus of public debate to issues of gender and racial segregation and suggests that they should be fundamental to thinking about the status of black Americans and the origins of the urban underclass. It is a starting point for students and advanced scholars of inequality.

The Inequality Reader

The Inequality Reader
Author: David Grusky
Pages: 786
ISBN: 9780429963018
Available:
Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Oriented toward the introductory student, The Inequality Reader is the essential textbook for today's undergraduate courses. The editors, David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelenyi, have assembled the most important classic and contemporary readings about how poverty and inequality are generated and how they might be reduced. With thirty new readings, the second edition provides new materials on anti-poverty policies as well as new qualitative readings that make the scholarship more alive, more accessible, and more relevant. Now more than ever, The Inequality Reader is the one-stop compendium of all the must-read pieces, simply the best available introduction to the stratifi cation canon.

The New Gilded Age

The New Gilded Age
Author: David Grusky,Tamar Kricheli-Katz
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780804781992
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Release: 2012-05-09
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Income inequality is an increasingly pressing issue in the United States and around the world. This book explores five critical issues to introduce some of the key moral and empirical questions about income, gender, and racial inequality: Do we have a moral obligation to eliminate poverty? Is inequality a necessary evil that's the best way available to motivate economic action and increase total outpt? Can we retain a meaningful democracy even when extreme inequality allows the rich to purchase political privilege? Is the recent stalling out of long-term declines in gender inequality a historic reversal that presages a new gender order? How are racial and ethnic inequalities likely to evolve as minority populations grow ever larger, as intermarriage increases, and as new forms of immigration unfold? Leading public intellectuals debate these questions in a no-holds-barred exploration of our New Gilded Age.

Inequality in Canada

Inequality in Canada
Author: Valerie Sarah-Elizabeth Zawilski,Valerie Zawilski,Cynthia Levine-Rasky
Pages: 421
ISBN: UOM:39015059238413
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Release: 2005
Editor: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of published Canadian articles about inequality in Canada looks at how inequality is shaped by the intersections of gender, race and class.

Inequality in the United States

Inequality in the United States
Author: John Brueggemann
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781000153125
Available:
Release: 2020-11-26
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For courses in Inequality, Social Stratification, and Social Problems. A thoughtful compilation of readings on inequality in the United States. The main objective of this text is to introduce students to the subject of social stratification as it has developed in sociology. The central focus is on domestic inequality in the United States with some attention to the broader international context. The primary goal of the text is to offer an understanding of the history and context of debates about inequality, and a secondary goal is to give some indication as to what issues are likely to arise in the future.

The Economics of Inequality

The Economics of Inequality
Author: Thomas Piketty
Pages: 142
ISBN: 9780674504806
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Release: 2015-08-03
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, Thomas Piketty’s The Economics of Inequality is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics. This work now appears in English for the first time.

The Inequality Trap

The Inequality Trap
Author: William Watson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781442624955
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Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

US President Barack Obama has called economic inequality the “defining issue of our time.” It has inspired the “Occupy” movements, made a French economist into a global celebrity, and given us a new expression – the “one percent.” But is our preoccupation with inequality really justified? Or wise? In his new book, William Watson argues that focusing on inequality is both an error and a trap. It is an error because much inequality is “good,” the reward for thrift, industry, and invention. It is a trap because it leads us to fixate on the top end of the income distribution, rather than on those at the bottom who need help most. In fact, if we respond to growing inequality by fighting capitalism rather than poverty, we may end up both poorer and less equal. Explaining the complexities of modern economics in a clear, accessible style, The Inequality Trap is the must-read rejoinder to the idea that fighting inequality should be our top policy priority.

The New Geography of Global Income Inequality

The New Geography of Global Income Inequality
Author: Glenn Firebaugh
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0674036891
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Release: 2009-07
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The surprising finding of this book is that, contrary to conventional wisdom, global income inequality is decreasing. Critics of globalization and others maintain that the spread of consumer capitalism is dramatically polarizing the worldwide distribution of income. But as the demographer Glenn Firebaugh carefully shows, income inequality for the world peaked in the late twentieth century and is now heading downward because of declining income inequality across nations. Furthermore, as income inequality declines across nations, it is rising within nations (though not as rapidly as it is declining across nations). Firebaugh claims that this historic transition represents a new geography of global income inequality in the twenty-first century. This book documents the new geography, describes its causes, and explains why other analysts have missed one of the defining features of our era--a transition in inequality that is reducing the importance of where a person is born in determining his or her future well-being.

The inequality crisis

The inequality crisis
Author: Brown, Roger
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781447337591
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Release: 2017-09-06
Editor: Policy Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What are the causes of the rise in economic inequality in the West and what can be done about it? Inequality has at last taken centre stage in the political discourse, but there is very little to explain the inequality debates and to offer solutions for the UK. Written by an award-winning academic and policymaker, this introductory book provides a comprehensive survey of all the available evidence, looking at both sides of the inequality argument. Fully up-to-date with the latest developments from the 2017 election and Brexit in the UK to Donald Trump’s election in the USA, this accessible and jargon-free introduction is international in scope and packed with fascinating facts and quotes. Roger Brown concludes by discussing whether current UK government policies will actually help reduce inequality and offers practical suggestions for what can be done, such as raising taxes on higher earners, tougher action against tax avoiders, helping people on lower incomes to save, and reducing inequalities in education.

Social Inequality Patterns and Processes

Social Inequality  Patterns and Processes
Author: Martin Marger
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780077519384
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Release: 2013-02-14
Editor: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes introduces key concepts, theories, research findings, and trends associated with the major forms of social inequality. Students will gain a keen awareness of the subtle and often unseen ways in which inequality is structured, and how it impinges on virtually all facets of individual and group life. The 6th edition carries on the tradition of highly accessible and concise narratives, and includes extensive coverage of the latest issues in society both domestic and cross-nationally.

Inequality by Design

Inequality by Design
Author: Claude S. Fischer,Michael Hout,Martín Sánchez Jankowski,Samuel R. Lucas,Ann Swidler,Kim Voss
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780691221502
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As debate rages over the widening and destructive gap between the rich and the rest of Americans, Claude Fischer and his colleagues present a comprehensive new treatment of inequality in America. They challenge arguments that expanding inequality is the natural, perhaps necessary, accompaniment of economic growth. They refute the claims of the incendiary bestseller The Bell Curve (1994) through a clear, rigorous re-analysis of the very data its authors, Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray, used to contend that inherited differences in intelligence explain inequality. Inequality by Design offers a powerful alternative explanation, stressing that economic fortune depends more on social circumstances than on IQ, which is itself a product of society. More critical yet, patterns of inequality must be explained by looking beyond the attributes of individuals to the structure of society. Social policies set the "rules of the game" within which individual abilities and efforts matter. And recent policies have, on the whole, widened the gap between the rich and the rest of Americans since the 1970s. Not only does the wealth of individuals' parents shape their chances for a good life, so do national policies ranging from labor laws to investments in education to tax deductions. The authors explore the ways that America--the most economically unequal society in the industrialized world--unevenly distributes rewards through regulation of the market, taxes, and government spending. It attacks the myth that inequality fosters economic growth, that reducing economic inequality requires enormous welfare expenditures, and that there is little we can do to alter the extent of inequality. It also attacks the injurious myth of innate racial inequality, presenting powerful evidence that racial differences in achievement are the consequences, not the causes, of social inequality. By refusing to blame inequality on an unchangeable human nature and an inexorable market--an excuse that leads to resignation and passivity--Inequality by Design shows how we can advance policies that widen opportunity for all.

Deep Inequality

Deep Inequality
Author: Earl Wysong, Indiana University Kokomo,Robert Perrucci
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781442266469
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Release: 2017-11-17
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deep Inequality looks behind statistics to understand not only wealth inequality but also rising disparities in other elements of life—from education to the media. The authors argue that inequality has become so pervasive that it is the new normal. This book explains the changing landscape of inequality to help readers see society in a new way.

Capital in the Twenty First Century

Capital in the Twenty First Century
Author: Thomas Piketty
Pages: 816
ISBN: 9780674979857
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Release: 2017-08-14
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

Inequality in Education

Inequality in Education
Author: Donald B. Holsinger,W. James Jacob
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9789048126521
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Release: 2009-05-29
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Inequality in Education: Comparative and International Perspectives is a compilation of conceptual chapters and national case studies that includes a series of methods for measuring education inequalities. The book provides up-to-date scholarly research on global trends in the distribution of formal schooling in national populations. It also offers a strategic comparative and international education policy statement on recent shifts in education inequality, and new approaches to explore, develop and improve comparative education and policy research globally. Contributing authors examine how education as a process interacts with government finance policy to form patterns of access to education services. In addition to case perspectives from 18 countries across six geographic regions, the volume includes six conceptual chapters on topics that influence education inequality, such as gender, disability, language and economics, and a summary chapter that presents new evidence on the pernicious consequences of inequality in the distribution of education. The book offers (1) a better and more holistic understanding of ways to measure education inequalities; and (2) strategies for facing the challenge of inequality in education in the processes of policy formation, planning and implementation at the local, regional, national and global levels.

The Persistence of Gender Inequality

The Persistence of Gender Inequality
Author: Mary Evans
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780745689951
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Release: 2016-12-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite centuries of campaigning, women still earn less and have less power than men. Equality remains a goal not yet reached. In this incisive account of why this is the case, Mary Evans argues that optimistic narratives of progress and emancipation have served to obscure long-term structural inequalities between women and men, structural inequalities which are not only about gender but also about general social inequality. In widening the lenses on the persistence of gender inequality, Evans shows how in contemporary debates about social inequality gender is often ignored, implicitly side-lining critical aspects of relations between women and men. This engaging short book attempts to join up some of the dots in the ways that we think about both social and gender inequality, and offers a new perspective on a problem that still demands society’s full attention.