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Exploring Social Inequality in the Twenty-First Century : New Approaches, New Tools, and Policy

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In a world where the effects of inequality occupy an increasingly prominent place on the public agenda, this book provides up-to-date and thorough analysis from the perspective of a group of researchers at the forefront of social stratification analysis. Exploring Social Inequality in the 21st Century provides the reader with a clear and critical overview of current debates about social inequality. It includes new information, tools and approaches to conceptualising and measuring social stratification and social class, as well as informative case studies. Throughout, the researchers describe the direct and indirect costs of social inequality.

Divided into two parts – Conceptualising and Measuring Inequality, and Costs and Consequences of Inequality in the areas of Education, Employment, and Global Wealth – it includes new findings about the growth of wealth inequality in the G20 countries, and a detailed examination of tax policies designed to reduce inequality without affecting economic growth. With substantial contributions to the analysis of inequalities in education, and explanations of the processes and consequences of social and gender-based exclusion, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding contemporary social inequality.

This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Contemporary Social Science.

Number of Pages: 185
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Contemporary Issues in Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: October 26, 2017
TCIN: 53235233
UPC: 9781138091153
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-1659
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