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The Resource Consumption and social welfare : living standards and their distribution in the United States, Daniel T. Slesnick

Consumption and social welfare : living standards and their distribution in the United States, Daniel T. Slesnick

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Consumption and social welfare : living standards and their distribution in the United States
Title
Consumption and social welfare
Title remainder
living standards and their distribution in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Daniel T. Slesnick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The most widely cited social welfare statistics in the United States are based on tabulations of family income. The picture that emerges is cause for concern; real median family income has hardly risen since the early 1970s, while inequality has increased and poverty has remained high. Yet consumption-based statistics as employed in this work yield rigorous and quite different estimates of individual and social welfare. Closely linked to economic theory, Professor Slesnick's examination of standards of living, inequality, and poverty reveals that the U.S. standard of living has grown significantly and poverty has decreased to relatively low levels. Inequality does not show the classic U-turn that is widely reported. His assessment is drawn from extended period data in order to chart long-run trends. The work will be of interest to economists, sociologists, economic historians, political scientists, and other readers in the social and policy sciences. Designed to be accessible to noneconomists, it relegates technical details to appendixes."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Slesnick, Daniel T
Dewey number
339.4/7/097309049
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.I5
LC item number
S616 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Income distribution
  • Cost and standard of living
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • United States
Label
Consumption and social welfare : living standards and their distribution in the United States, Daniel T. Slesnick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42420998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780521497206
Lccn
99047766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Consumption and social welfare : living standards and their distribution in the United States, Daniel T. Slesnick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42420998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780521497206
Lccn
99047766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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