Inequality Reexamined

The noted economist and philosopher Amartya Sen argues that the dictum “all people are created equal” serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, and physical abilities as well as in ...

Author: Amartya Sen

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674452565

Category: Philosophy

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The noted economist and philosopher Amartya Sen argues that the dictum “all people are created equal” serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, and physical abilities as well as in material advantages and social background. He argues for concentrating on higher and more basic values: individual capabilities and freedom to achieve objectives. By concentrating on the equity and efficiency of social arrangements in promoting freedoms and capabilities of individuals, Sen adds an important new angle to arguments about such vital issues as gender inequalities, welfare policies, affirmative action, and public provision of health care and education.

Amartya Sen s Inequality Re Examined

Amartya Sen won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998 for his contribution to welfare economics; the core arguments of this work is found in this book.

Author: Elise Klein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0429939930

Category: Literary Criticism

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Amartya Sen’s Inequality Re-Examined is a seminal text setting out a theory to evaluate social arrangements and inequality. By asking the question, ‘equality of what’?, Sen shows that (in)equality should be assessed as human freedom; for people to have the ability to pursue and achieve goals they value or have reason to value. The text lays out the fundamental ideas to Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach. This approach is celebrated in diverse academic disciplines because of its specific contribution towards the improvement to debates on inequality beyond economic deprivation and utility measures. Furthermore, the arguments put forward by Sen in Inequality Re-Examined has had many practical applications throughout policy circles including the Human Development Index, the Multi –Dimensional Poverty Measure, the compilation of lists of capabilities and drawing further attention to human agency and democracy. Amartya Sen won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998 for his contribution to welfare economics; the core arguments of this work is found in this book.

Inequality and Poverty Re Examined

This volume provides a guide to some of the new approaches that have been developed, while also making a real contribution to the ongoing public debate.

Author: John Micklewright

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199218110

Category: Business & Economics

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The issues surrounding poverty and inequality continue to be of central concern to academics, politicians and policymakers but the way in which we seek to analyse them continues to change. This volume provides a guide to some of the new approaches that have been developed, while also making a real contribution to the ongoing public debate.

The Record Re examined

Such discrepancies attracted little public notice , but welfare workers believed
they created among the individuals punished a strong resentment against the law
for san the unfairness and inequality of its penalties . Such discrepancies also ...

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Category: Education

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Apeiron

... and liberties , which Rawls says are effective means to whatever ends a
person may have.34 In his earliest presentations of the capability theory , Sen
charged Rawls ' theory 32 Sen , Inequality Re - examined , 148 33 Sen
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The Politics of Economic Inequality in Developing Countries

Sen , A . ( 1992 ) Inequality Re - examined , Oxford : Oxford University Press .
Sen , A . ( 1997 ) ' From Income Inequality to Economic Inequality ' , Southern
Economic Journal 64 ( 2 ) : 384 - 401 . Sen , A . ( 1998 ) ' Mortality as an Indicator
of ...

Author: Philip Nel

Publisher: International Political Econom

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Category: Business & Economics

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"Compared to third world poverty (absolute deprivation), economic inequality (relative deprivation) in developing countries has received little attention. In this book, Philip Nel shows that economic inequality has great significance for the achievement of economic, political and human development in developing countries. He argues that a high level of inequality undermines a country's growth potential, retards the development of social capital and trust, encourages corruption and conflict, and jeopardizes the opportunities for consistent regime development. As inequality continues to worsen in most parts of the developing world, this book provides a timely study on its causes and consequences."--Book cover.

Cambridge Anthropology

There may exist large inequalities of income and wealth among those considered
to be rich ( or even very rich ) in a ... 2 A recent reviewer of a book entitled
Inequality Re - examined observes , ' Now although Sen ' s official topic is
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Gandhi Marg

( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1987 ) ; ' The Concept of
Development ' . In Behram and Srinivasan 1988 , eds . Handbooks of
Development Economics . Vol . 1 . Elsevier : North - Holland . 3 - 23 . ; Inequality
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Report of the Commission to Re examine the Field of Governmental Operations the Cost of Governmental Services and the Tax Structure of the State

Commission to Re-examine the Field of Governmental Operations, the Cost of
Governmental Services, and the Tax ... real value of the maintenance provided
and was subject to gross inequalities on the part of various employees is evident
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Author: Rhode Island. Commission to Re-examine the Field of Governmental Operations, the Cost of Governmental Services, and the Tax Structure of the State

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Category: Finance

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Ethnicity and Child Poverty

Cappellari , L . and Jenkins , S . P . ( 2007a ) ' Summarising multiple deprivation
indicators ' in S . P . Jenkins and J . Micklewright ( eds ) Poverty and Inequality Re
- examined . Oxford : Oxford University Press , pp . Cappellari , L . and Jenkins ...

Author: Lucinda Platt

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Category: Child poverty

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"This report aims to significantly develop the evidence base on ethnicity and child poverty. The child poverty rates observed for most ethnic minority groups are higher than the national average; the report asks whether this is due to increased levels of poverty risk factors amongst families from these groups, or whether it requires further explanation. The author also examines a range of different poverty measures and related indicators for children and families from different ethnic groups ? including income poverty, poverty persistence, material deprivation, worklessness, and area deprivation ? and uses a variety of analytical methods and data sources to build up a detailed picture of how poverty varies across and within ethnic minority groups."--Publisher website.

Tax Justice

Putting Global Inequality on the Agenda Matti Kohonen, Francine Mestrum. 9. J.
Rawls , A Theory of Justice , Cambridge , MA : Harvard University Press , 1971 ;
A.K. Sen , Inequality Re - examined , Oxford : Clarendon Press , 1992 ; P. Van ...

Author: Matti Kohonen

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

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Category: Business & Economics

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Short and darkly humorous guide to the three great crises plaguing today's world: climate change, inequality and financial crisis.

Indian Journal of Regional Science

Yet the major conclusion which has been derived from this study is that level of
inequality in the state as a whole remains comparatively lower than that at the
national level . ... A. ( 1992 ) “ Inequality Re - examined ” , Russel Sage
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Social Sciences Research Journal

In her comprehensive discussion of Inequality Re - examined ' ( 1992 ) , she
explains at length the traditional approaches of inequality and poverty viz . ,
Rawlesian focus on primary goods , Dworkian approach of equality of resources
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Luther Examined and Reexamined

What have Catholics to say in rejoinder to Sir Henry Maine's assertion that the
Canon Law of their Church brought about numerous sexual inequalities ? Or to
Joseph MacCabe's statement that not until 1060 was there any authoritative ...

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The Indian Journal of Public Administration

There are distinct merits in each well - established strategy , but each has its
limitations too . Sen , in this book also argues ... Sen , in his earlier book ,
Inequality Re - examined , has also developed similar argument . But here he
has tried to ...

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Indian Review of Books

Buy these books , they are fun ! A Hot Story , the last of the volumes , is the story
of that most endearing of topics , thermodynamics , - C.V. SESHADRI , an
inventor - scientist living near Madras . INEQUALITY RE - EXAMINED by Amartya
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Horizontal Legal Order

This is particularly so for if fortuitous or accidentally created inequality can cause
more intense antisocial sentiment , how much more ill - feeling can ... 24 Cf
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Category: Comparative law

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The Federalist Papers Reexamined

... or wrong , because many media people don ' t adequately understand the
subject matter with which they ' re dealing . ... subcommittee chairman , Paul
Rogers - all of which dramatically suggested the inherent inequality in the
confrontation ...

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Soundings

These groups are empowered to undertake virtuous work in an Aristotelian sense
- to do good , in spite of personal ... Sen argues in Inequality Re - examined (
Oxford University Press 1992 ) that many different models of inequality show a ...

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Social Choice Re examined

The contributors to these volumes focus on these issues at the forefront of current research.

Author: Kenneth J. Arrow

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312127398

Category: Business & Economics

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Since World War II the subject of social choice has grown in many and surprising ways. The impossibility theorems have suggested many directions: mathematical characterisations of voting structures satisfying various sets of conditions, the consequences of restricting choice to certain domaines, the relation to competitive equilibrium and the core, and trade-offs among the partial satisfactions of some conditions. The links with classical and modern theories of justice and, in particular, the competing ideas of rights and utilitarianism have shown the power of formal social choice analysis in illuminating the most basic philosophical arguments about the good social life. Finally, the ideals of the just society meet with the play of self interest; social choice mechanisms can lend themselves to manipulation, and the analysis of conditions under which given ideals can be realised under self interest is a political parallel to the welfare economics of the market. The contributors to these volumes focus on these issues at the forefront of current research.