Published By: Aaron Wildavsky Forum for Public Policy, vol. 8. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press ISBN: 978-0-520-26692-6, cloth; 978-0-520-26693-3, pbk. Date of Publication: 2011
Book Review Detail
Richard V. Burkhauser of Cornell University and University of Melbourne
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.2.513.r2 Review Pages: 514-16
Book Review Abstract
Richard V. Burkhauser of Cornell University and University of Melbourne reviews "Changing Inequality" by Rebecca M. Blank. The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores changes in the level and distribution of income in the United States since 1979 and considers the forces that drive changes in inequality. Discusses a broader look at changing inequality; changing inequality in annual earnings and its components; changing inequality in total income and its components; understanding these changes; how economic shocks change income distribution; ways to reduce inequality and their limits; and changing inequality in the United States today. Blank is Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Index.