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The Resource Wealth in America : trends in wealth inequality, Lisa A. Keister

Wealth in America : trends in wealth inequality, Lisa A. Keister

Label
Wealth in America : trends in wealth inequality
Title
Wealth in America
Title remainder
trends in wealth inequality
Statement of responsibility
Lisa A. Keister
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Lisa A. Keister synthesizes theory and data from various sources to present a detailed picture of household wealth distribution from the early 1960s through the 1990s. The author utilizes existing survey data and a unique simulation model to isolate and examine some of the processes that create this distribution, paying particular attention to the wealth ownership and accumulation of top wealth holders, those who control the bulk of household wealth. She also identifies trends in wealth mobility that are not possible to estimate with traditional research methods. The results underscore the importance of wealth as an indicator of well-being, identify important causes of wealth inequality, and propose some methods of lessening the recent increase in the concentration of wealth."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keister, Lisa A.
Dewey number
339.2/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.I5
LC item number
K38 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Income distribution
  • Equality
  • Wealth
  • Income
Label
Wealth in America : trends in wealth inequality, Lisa A. Keister
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-301) 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
Contents
1. Wealth and Inequality -- 2. Measuring Trends in Wealth Inequality -- 3. Who Owns What? The Changing Distribution of Wealth -- 4. The Rich and Their Wealth -- 5. The Rest of the Distribution: The Middle Class and Poor -- 6. Are Americans Getting Richer? -- 7. The Impact of Social and Economic Trends on Inequality -- 8. Families and Wealth Inequality -- 9. Wealth Mobility -- 10. Conclusions and Implications -- Appendix. Research Design and Measurement Issues -- References -- Index
Control code
42072093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780521621687
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
99040250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)42072093
Label
Wealth in America : trends in wealth inequality, Lisa A. Keister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-301) 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
Contents
1. Wealth and Inequality -- 2. Measuring Trends in Wealth Inequality -- 3. Who Owns What? The Changing Distribution of Wealth -- 4. The Rich and Their Wealth -- 5. The Rest of the Distribution: The Middle Class and Poor -- 6. Are Americans Getting Richer? -- 7. The Impact of Social and Economic Trends on Inequality -- 8. Families and Wealth Inequality -- 9. Wealth Mobility -- 10. Conclusions and Implications -- Appendix. Research Design and Measurement Issues -- References -- Index
Control code
42072093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780521621687
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
99040250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)42072093

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