Handbook of Research on Economic and Social Well-being

Handbook of Research on Economic and Social Well-being

by Conchita D'Ambrosio (Editor)


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Providing extensive surveys on the most recently developed themes of individual and social well-being, this Handbook offers a comprehensive treatment of less traditional approaches to empirical and theoretical research. The novel complementary perspective by which each topic is addressed presents a broader outlook on the various dimensions of inequality and well-being.

Each topic is assessed through two accompanying chapters: first, a detailed study of the theoretical approaches, followed by a supporting chapter of empirical findings. The original contributions cover themes ranging from human development to social exclusion, and from going beyond GDP as the primary indicator of progress to evaluating the persistence of poverty. The chapters also address measures of vulnerability and economic insecurity. The Handbook emphasizes the distributional aspects of inequalities across different groups through the analysis of polarization, segregation, and social fractionalization.

This is an excellent Handbook for postgraduates and researchers in the social sciences and economics. The contributions rethink some of the traditional theories and models for measuring inequality and well-being, and push the boundaries for future research. The policy-relevant insights will also be of great use for social policy professionals and analysts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781953709
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 07/16/2014
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Edited by Conchita D’Ambrosio, Université du Luxembourg

Table of Contents


Introduction by Conchita D’Ambrosio

1. Going Beyond GDP: Theoretical Approaches

Enrico Giovannini and Tommaso Rondinella

2. Going Beyond GDP: Empirical Findings

Carlotta Balestra, Romina Boarini and Nicolas Ruiz

3. Human Development and Poverty: Theoretical Approaches

Suman Seth and Antonio Villar

4. Human Development and Poverty: Empirical Findings

Suman Seth and Antonio Villar

5. Multidimensional Poverty and Material Deprivation: Theoretical Approaches

Satya R. Chakravarty and Nachiketa Chattopadhyay

6. Multidimensional Poverty and Material Deprivation: Empirical Findings

Anne-Catherine Guio

7. Social Exclusion: Theoretical Approaches

Luna Bellani and Alessio Fusco

8. Social Exclusion: Empirical Findings

Bea Cantillon, András Gábos, Tim Goedemé and István György Tóth

9. Poverty Over Time: Theoretical Approaches

Michael Hoy and Buhong Zheng

10. Poverty Over Time: Empirical Findings

Carlos Gradin, Olga Cantó and Coral del Rio

11. Vulnerability to Poverty: Theoretical Approaches

Cesar Calvo

12. Vulnerability to Poverty: Empirical Findings

Lidia Ceriani

13. Economic Insecurity: Theoretical Approaches

Nicholas Rohde and Kam Ki Tang

14. Economic Insecurity: Empirical Findings

Lars Osberg

15. Relative Deprivation and Satisfaction: Theoretical Approaches

Lucio Esposito

16. Relative Deprivation and Satisfaction: Empirical Findings

Paolo Verme

17. Social Inequality: Theoretical Approaches

Casilda Lasso de la Vega

18. Social Inequality: Empirical Findings

Indranil Dutta and Gaston Yalonetzky

19. Income and Social Polarization: Theoretical Approaches

Iñaki Permanyer

20. Income and Social Polarization: Empirical Findings

Chiara Gigliarano

21. Segregation: Theoretical Approaches

Oscar Volij

22. Segregation: Empirical Findings

Ricardo Mora and Jacques Silber

23. Diversity and Social Fractionalization: Theoretical Approaches

Mariateresa Ciommi, Ernesto Savaglio and Stefano Vannucci

24. Diversity and Social Fractionalization: Empirical Findings

Mariateresa Ciommi


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