Inequality - what can be done?

  title={Inequality - what can be done?},
  author={Anthony B. Aktinson},
Prof. Atkinson is one of the most influential authors on inequality. This popular science book consists of 400 pages, divided in three parts: Diagnosis, Proposal for Action and Can It Be Done with 11 chapters. Beside these 11 chapters, there is an Introduction and the final part of the book entitled The Way Forward. At the end of the book, there is Glossary and a long list of the notes for each chapter. The book itself is written in a readable manner for development scientists, students of… 

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Book review

  • Michele Combs
  • Economics
    The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing: Volume 39, Issue 4
  • 2021
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