Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

41AV0gI6FgLThis  book pays special attention to the middle class, a segment often not addressed in inequality literature. (Free access to the foreword, introduction and appendices)
Written by leading scholars in the field of economic inequality, all 17 chapters in this volume (edited by Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jäntti) draw on microdata from the Luxembourg Income Study Database, an esteemed cross-national data center. Using LIS data to structure a comparative approach, the contributors paint a complex portrait of inequality across affluent countries since the 1980s till the beginning of the 21st century. The volume also trail-blazes new research into inequality in countries newly entering the LIS databases, including Japan, Iceland, India, and South Africa.

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