EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

What Kinds of Economic Inequality Really Matter?

Thomas E. Weisskopf
Additional contact information
Thomas E. Weisskopf: University of Michigan

Indian Economic Review, 2013, vol. 48, issue 1, 39-58

Abstract: I discuss the major reasons why economic inequality should be a source of concern and the forms of inequality that are principally implicated. I consider ten different arguments as to why inequality matters – two of them moral, two political, three economic, and three social. In each case I discuss the economic variable(s) whose unequal distribution is at issue, whether economic class inequality or ethnic group inequality is most salient, and what part(s) of the unequal distribution are the most problematic – i.e., is the problem primarily poverty at the lower end, privilege at the upper end, bipolarization, or the entire distribution?

Keywords: Political Economy; Economic Inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:dse:indecr:0064

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.ierdse.org/

Access Statistics for this article

Indian Economic Review is currently edited by Pami Dua (Editor) & Ram Singh (Associate Editor) and Sunil Kanwar

More articles in Indian Economic Review from Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007. Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Pami Dua ().

 
Page updated 2018-02-15
Handle: RePEc:dse:indecr:0064