Although the problem of distribution is actually one of the most central issues in economics, it plays a fairly subordinate role in current debates on economic policy. This can hardly be due to a lack of the problem: in the last two decades, income inequality has been increasing in many Western states, and on a global level the poorest states seem entirely cutoff from the economic development of the 'First World.' The present volume contains empirically oriented studies which discuss new methods and illuminate certain dimensions of the problem, such as regional or sectorial inequality, that previously have received little attention in the discussion of equality and distribution.
Gerd Grözinger, Anne van Aaken
Introduction: Inequality: New Analytical Approaches
Georg P. Mueller
Entropy Measures for Comparative Analyses of Social Justice and Discrimination
Do high incomes reflect individual performance?
Johannes Schwarze and Marco Härpfer
Income Inequality, Redistribution and Well-Being. Evidence From Longitudinal Data on Life Satisfaction
Gerd Grözinger and Wenzel Matiaske
Regional Unemployment and Individual Satisfaction
Uwe Blien, Phan thi Hong Van
Occupational wage differentials
Polarisation of the World Income Distribution
Multiple-steady-state growth models explaining twin-peak empirics?