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Why African cities don’t make their residents richer

Why African cities don’t make their residents richer | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
Urban growth in sub-Saharan Africa is wonky, badly managed and too fast
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The trouble with GDP

The trouble with GDP | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
Gross domestic product (GDP) is increasingly a poor measure of prosperity. It is not even a reliable gauge of production
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How Capitalism Actually Generates More Inequality - Evonomics

How Capitalism Actually Generates More Inequality - Evonomics | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
Why extending markets or increasing competition won't reduce inequality
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Inequality: What can be done? review by Thomas Piketty in NYR

Inequality: What can be done? review by Thomas Piketty in NYR | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
I recently read another piece from the New York Review of Books - a review by Thomas Piketty (‘Capital in the Twenty-first Century’ fame) of the new book ‘Inequality: What can be done?’ by Anthony ...
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What does income inequality look like around the world? - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

What does income inequality look like around the world? - Agenda - The World Economic Forum | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
Mexico, Chile, the US and Turkey have the highest inequality among the OECD members, writes Elena Holodny.
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INEQUALITY ACROSS THE WORLD AND OVER TIME

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ECONOMISTS AND STATISTICIANS use Lorenz curves to estimate Gini coefficients in countries so that they can measure inequality in wealth, income, earnings (income from work in the form of salaries and wages), years of schooling, and other indicators of economic or social success.

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The Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class

With the right policy choices, we can move the needle on poverty, expand the middle class, and put the American economy on an upward trajectory.
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Inequality is bad for growth, says OECD - BBC News

Inequality is bad for growth, says OECD - BBC News | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
Inequality is increasing in Britain again, says the OECD, as it argues that economic growth would be promoted by policies to narrow the gap between rich and poor.
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Sir Anthony Atkinson: Inequality

Sir Anthony Atkinson: Inequality | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
At the end of last month I interviewed the godfather of inequality research, Sir Anthony Atkinson, for The Independent to coincide with the publication of his new book Inequality: What can be done?
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Interview with the "Godfather" of Inequality Research - 

If you were to take one chart with you to see how inequality is evolving which one would you choose?

My [LSE] colleague Nick Stern asked me this and I said the Gini co-efficient. You see this stark 10 percentage point rise [from 1980] and then it levels off. We’ve just simply moved from one world to another!

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The Multiplier Effect and the Simple Spending Multiplier: Definition and Examples - Video & Lesson Transcript | Education Portal

The Multiplier Effect and the Simple Spending Multiplier: Definition and Examples - Video & Lesson Transcript | Education Portal | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
When money is spent in an economy, this spending results in a multiplied effect on economic output. This lesson explains the multiplier effect and...
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UK economic growth confirmed at 0.6% in second quarter

UK economic growth confirmed at 0.6% in second quarter | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
April to June figures included data for a short period after the EU referendum on 23 June
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Lots on household spending here - a key Year 1 A Level topic
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Extreme Inequality Is Not Driven by Merit, but by Rent-Seeking and Luck - Evonomics

Extreme Inequality Is Not Driven by Merit, but by Rent-Seeking and Luck - Evonomics | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
Debunking the meritocratic argument on its own terms
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Why we need to complement, rather than replace, GDP

Why we need to complement, rather than replace, GDP | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
While we recognize the historical rationale of GDP and its unintentional shortcomings, it's time for an alternative.
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Great critique of GDP as an indicator of welfare but also why it's been useful... to a certain extent
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For richer, for poorer

For richer, for poorer | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
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According to the “Kuznets curve”, inequality rises in the early stages of industrialisation as people leave the land, become more productive and earn more in factories. Once industrialisation is complete and better-educated citizens demand redistribution from their government, it declines again. Until 1980 this prediction appeared to have been vindicated. But the past 30 years have put paid to the Kuznets curve, at least in advanced economies. These days the inverted U has turned into something closer to an italicised N, with the final stroke pointing menacingly upwards.
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Ep. 9: RECESSION | Lee Hirsch

Ep. 9: RECESSION | Lee Hirsch CHECK US OUT: http://www.wetheeconomy.com What causes a recession? Choreographed by Pilobolus dance company and narrated by eco...
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Keeping up with the Karumes

Keeping up with the Karumes | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
A new study shows that money can buy you happiness—but only fleetingly, at others’ expense
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Joseph Stiglitz: It’s Time to Get Radical on Inequality - YouTube

America’s economic system has failed by not raising living standards for most. Nobel laureate Stiglitz, author of The Price of Inequality and The Great Divid...
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How equal do we want the world to be? You'd be surprised

How equal do we want the world to be? You'd be surprised | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
The news of society's growing inequality makes all of us uneasy. But why? Dan Ariely reveals some new, surprising research on what we think is fair, as far as how wealth is distributed over societies ... then shows how it stacks up to the real stats.
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Why extreme inequality hurts the rich - BBC News

Why extreme inequality hurts the rich - BBC News | Economic growth, standard of living and poverty | Scoop.it
The profoundly widening gap between rich and poor may be toxic for everyone, even the wealthiest and most powerful about to assemble in Davos for the World Economic Forum
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Consumption drives UK economy - YouTube

George Osborne will deliver his Budget amid what appears to be a strengthening UK economy. But what is driving UK growth and how sustainable is it? George Bu...
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George Buckley, Chief UK economist at Deutsche Bank argues in this interview with the Financial Times that consumption is driving the economic recovery. A useful primer for AS macro students wanting to understand better some of the factors affecting the real level of household spending. Are consumers too dominant in this recovery? If so, it is a familiar tale.

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