The Inequality Reader

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

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

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.

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: en

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INEQUALITY READER

INEQUALITY READER
Author: DAVID B. GRUSKY
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0813349761
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Inequality in the 21st Century

Inequality in the 21st Century
Author: David Grusky,Jasmine Hill
Pages: 506
ISBN: 9780429968372
Available:
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 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.

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
Available:
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.

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

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.

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.

Social Inequality

Social Inequality
Author: Louise Warwick-Booth
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781446293119
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Release: 2013-08-13
Editor: SAGE
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"What makes this book stand out for me is that, as well as being theoretically informed and clearly written, its structure lends itself unmistakeably to teaching... If our aim is to teach truly engaged students, it should be our job to provide truly engaging materials. This is what you will find with this particular book. It will help to inform your disciplinary teaching of social inequality across the social sciences and it will provide a solid basis for your seminar work with students." - Helen Jones, Higher Education Academy "Warwick-Booth has provided a highly readable introductory text that will be accessible to everyone interested in this area of study, and I highly recommend it for those embarking on studies of social inequality." - LSE Review of Books What is the state of social inequality today? How can you situate yourself in the debates? This is an essential book that not only introduces you to the key areas, definitions and debates within the field, but also gives you the opportunity to reflect upon the roots of inequality and to critically analyse power relations today. With international examples and a clear interdisciplinary approach throughout, the book encourages you to look at social inequality as a complex social phenomenon that needs to be understood in a global context. This book: Looks at social divisions across societies Explores global processes and changes that are affecting inequalities Discusses social inequality in relation to class, gender and race Examines current social policy approaches to explore how these relate to inequality Reflects upon the potential solutions to inequalities This engaging and accessible introduction to social inequality is an invaluable resource for students across the social sciences. Louise Warwick-Booth is Senior Lecturer in Health Policy at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

Inequality in the 21st Century

Inequality in the 21st Century
Author: David B. Grusky,Jasmine Hill
Pages: 500
ISBN: 0813350646
Available:
Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Westview Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why are so many types of inequality suddenly increasing? Should we be worried that we're moving into a “second gilded age” with unprecedented levels of income inequality? In this new collection, David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill present readings that lay bare the main changes in play, what's driving these changes, and what might be done to reverse them. This reader delivers the latest and most influential contributions on economic inequality, social mobility, educational inequality, racial and ethnic relations, and gender inequality. Readers will encounter pieces from top scholars in a variety of fields, including Emmanuel Saez (Economist, UC Berkeley), Kathryn Edin (Sociologist, Johns Hopkins), Raj Chetty (Economist, Harvard), Florencia Torche (Sociologist, NYU), and Lucien Bebchuk (Law, Harvard). The readings spanning these fields are expertly excerpted to get readers quickly and immediately to the heart of the scholarship. In each area, Grusky and Hill also provide a concise introduction to the key questions, allowing readers to quickly understand the main forces at work, the debates still in play, and what's still unknown. The resulting collection is pitch-perfect introduction for undergraduates or anyone interested in learning why we're entering a new era of inequality and what can be done to change the tide.

Inequality in the United States

Inequality in the United States
Author: John Brueggemann
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781000153125
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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.

Poverty and Inequality

Poverty and Inequality
Author: David B. Grusky,S. M. Ravi Kanbur,Amartya Kumar Sen
Pages: 185
ISBN: 0804748438
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Release: 2006
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a collection of essays from leading public intellectuals that identifies major conceptual problems in the analysis of poverty and inequality and advances strategies for reducing poverty and inequality that are consistent with these new conceptual and methodological approaches.

Hometown Inequality

Hometown Inequality
Author: Brian F. Schaffner,Jesse H. Rhodes,Raymond J. La Raja
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9781108485944
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Release: 2020-07-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Using big data, this book reveals stark racial and class inequalities in representation in local governments across the United States.

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.

Complex Inequality

Complex Inequality
Author: Leslie McCall
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9781135956707
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Release: 2002-06-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Inequality Social Protection and Social Justice

Inequality  Social Protection and Social Justice
Author: James Midgley
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781789905588
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Release: 2020-03-28
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This thought-provoking book examines the role of social protection in reducing inequality and enhancing social justice. It assesses social protection’s impact on inequality in different parts of the world and shows that if carefully designed, adequately funded and effectively implemented, it can make a significant contribution to reducing income, gender and other forms of inequality. In this way, it can promote egalitarian ideals and enhance social justice.

Inequality in Canada

Inequality in Canada
Author: Valerie Zawilski
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0195430123
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Designed for courses dealing with social inequality, this collection of twenty-four carefully selected readings focuses on the way inequality grows where issues of gender, race, and class collide. Written by Canadian experts in their respective fields and organized into six parts, this text reflects the range of spheres in which people experience inequality: family, education, health, justice, labour, and global inequality.