Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Ajay Shaw on Inequality
In Inequality , Ajay Shaw discusses unequality and links to some interesting articles, one of which is Does Inequality Matter? by Michael Warton. One of the questions considered is whether income inequality leads to inequality in opprtunity and as far as I can see, the articles are inconclusive. In Rising Inequality Hinders Upward Mobility, Lane Kenworthy considers the possibilty in US of the effect of income inequality on social mobility. The article by Anirudh Kriskna and Eric Heglund mentioned in the previous post Effectively Participating Population feel that their results have important implications for social mobility: "These results have important consequences for social mobility in general. In fact, a case can be made for promoting mobility as the wider objective, with poverty reduction being subsumed as a component part."