Poverty, Social Exclusion And Stochastic Dominance
This collection of essays honors the memory of Tony Atkinson, who made significant contributions to the rigorous study of income inequality, poverty and redistribution. These essays, covering a span of over thirty years of research and scholarship, have been at the forefront of distributional analysis, and many of them are of prime importance for contemporary developments in the real-valued measurement of poverty and inequality, with particular reference to the notions of fuzzy poverty assessment, vulnerability, heterogeneity/multidimensionality, unit-consistency, sub-group decomposability, and dominance criteria. While all of these articles have been previously published singly or with co-authorship in a number of scholarly professional journals or distinguished edited volumes, this collection is greatly enriched by a substantial authorial introduction, which places the contributions in context, highlights their inter-connectedness, and relates them to the work of Tony Atkinson and other scholars. This book is of intrinsic value to welfare analysts, as well as being a tribute to a very great scholar by a fellow-economist.