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Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy$
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C. Henry

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095418

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095418.001.0001

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From Income Inequality to Economic Inequality

From Income Inequality to Economic Inequality

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(p.59) 1 From Income Inequality to Economic Inequality
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Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy
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Amartya K. Sen

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0004

This chapter sheds light on the significant difference between income inequality and economic inequality. It presents some empirical examples involving the United States as well as other countries to illustrate the variability of the relation between incomes and substantive achievements such as being healthy, being well-nourished, taking part in the life of the community, and so on.

Keywords:   income inequality, economic inequality, United States, incomes, achievements

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