Income distribution and wealth: new conceptual and methodological approaches. Summary
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This study analyses how value from labour (intellectual and manual) and natural resources (which also provide value) is created (gross national product), allocated (national income), distributed (disposable income), used (expenses and savings) and accumulated (wealth) in society. Instead of measuring subjective welfare inequality (happiness) through consumption, this study analyses how the value created by labour and natural resources is distributed. The purpose is to study inequality in the distribution of the value created in the economy. Although capabilities and freedom are essential, this study takes into account the broader framework drawn by the duty to respect human rights.
Introduction .-- I. Theoretical perspectives .-- II. The roots of economic inequality .-- III. Conclusions and recommendations .-- IV. Excursus: national accounts.
TranslationLa distribución del ingreso y la riqueza: nuevas aproximaciones conceptuales y metodológicas. Síntesis
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ECLAC SubtopicsHUMAN RIGHTS ; INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; INEQUALITY ; SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND MOBILITY
United Nations SubtopicsWEALTH ; INCOME ; INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; EQUALITY ; ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ; SOCIAL ASPECTS ; ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS ; VALUE ; HUMAN RIGHTS ; NATIONAL ACCOUNTS
Country / RegionMEXICO