Wealth in America : trends in wealth inequality

Lisa A. Keister

Wealth ownership in the United States has always concentrated in the hands of a small minority of the population. Because of scarce data on wealth ownership, the nature of wealth ownership distribution and knowledge about wealth inequality has received little attention from social scientists. Keister synthesizes theory and data from various sources to present a picture of househould wealth distribution from 1962 to 1995. Utilizing existing survey data and a unique simulation model, she isolates and examines 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 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 methods of lessening the recent increase in the concentration of wealth.

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Wealth ownership in the United States has always concentrated in the hands of a small minority of the population. Because of scarce data on wealth ownership, the nature of wealth ownership distribution and knowledge about wealth inequality has received little attention from social scientists. Keister synthesizes theory and data from various sources to present a picture of househould wealth distribution from 1962 to 1995. Utilizing existing survey data and a unique simulation model, she isolates and examines 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 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 methods of lessening the recent increase in the concentration of wealth.

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • Part I. Introduction: 1. Wealth and inequality
  • 2. Measuring trends in wealth inequality
  • Part II. Wealth Distribution: 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?
  • Part III. Wealth Accumulation: 7. The impact of social and economic trends on inequality
  • 8. Families and wealth inequality
  • 9. Wealth mobility
  • 10. Conclusions and implications
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Index.

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • Part I. Introduction: 1. Wealth and inequality
  • 2. Measuring trends in wealth inequality
  • Part II. Wealth Distribution: 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?
  • Part III. Wealth Accumulation: 7. The impact of social and economic trends on inequality
  • 8. Families and wealth inequality
  • 9. Wealth mobility
  • 10. Conclusions and implications
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Index.

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書名 Wealth in America : trends in wealth inequality
著作者等 Keister, Lisa
Keister Lisa A.
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 x, 307 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521621682
0521627516
NCID BA47836668
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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