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Inequality and Welfare: Is Europe Special? (Chapter 12)

Abstract : This chapter reviews the literature about inequality and welfare with a particular focus on whether Europe has a special sensitivity to these matters or specific outcomes. It is argued that both statements are likely to be true, which raises the possibility of a causal link. Europe has relatively good results in terms of inequality and welfare in comparison with other continents and more specifically America, because these issues matter for European people. Still, research needs to be fostered in at least 5 areas that are detailed at the end of this review. Specific attention is devoted to the contribution of other social sciences and natural sciences (cognitive science) to the development of our knowledge for the field of inequality and welfare.
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Alain Trannoy. Inequality and Welfare: Is Europe Special? (Chapter 12). Laszlo Matyas; Richard Blundell; Estelle Cantillon; Barbara Chizzolini; Marc Ivaldi; Wolfgang Leininger; Ramon Marimon; Frode Steen. Economics without Borderss - Economic Research for European Policy Challenges, Cambridge University Press, pp.511-567, 2017, 9781316636404. ⟨10.1017/9781316636404⟩. ⟨hal-01685104⟩

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