Inequalities in incomes and wealth have increased in advanced countries, making our ecomies less dynamic, our societies more unjust and our political processes less democratic. As a result, reducing inequalities is w a major ecomic, social and political challenge. This book provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the ecomics of inequality. Until recently ecomic inequality has been the object of limited research efforts, attracting only modest attention in the political arena; despite important advances in the kwledge of its dimensions, a convincing understanding of the mechanisms at its roots is still lacking. This book summarizes the topic and provides an interpretation of the mechanisms responsible for increased disparities. Building on this analysis the book argues for an integrated set of policies addressing the roots of inequalities in incomes and wealth Explaining Inequality will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners concerned with inequality, ecomic and public policy and political ecomy.
Maurizio Franzini is Full Professor of Economic Policy, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Mario Pianta is Full Professor of Economic Policy, University of Urbino, Italy.
Mario Pianta, Maurizio Franzini
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date of Publication
Economics: Professional & General
Place of Publication
Country of Publication
16 black & white illustrations, 2 black & white tables, 16 black & white line drawings