Jobs with Equality
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Read abstract Economic and social shifts have led to rising income inequality in the world’s affluent countries. This is worrisome for reasons of fairness and because inequality has adverse effects on other socioeconomic goods. Redistribution can help, but government revenues are threatened by globalization and population aging. A way out of this impasse is for […]

Discretionary Time: A New Measure of Freedom
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Read abstract A healthy work-life balance has become increasingly important to people trying to cope with the pressures of contemporary society. This trend highlights the fallacy of assessing well-being in terms of finance alone; how much time we have matters just as much as how much money. The authors of this book have developed a […]

Growing Unequal: Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Read abstract This landmark study on inequality and poverty, which covers all 30 OECD countries, includes chapters on the main features and drivers of inequality, characteristics of poverty, and additional dimensions of inequality — such as intergenerational mobility, the impact of publicly-provided services, and the distribution of household wealth. The report draws heavily on the […]