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A guide to the inequality debate

The broad canvass that the book traverses covers not just measuring poverty but the inter-linkages of poverty, inequality growth, climate change and the SDGs, all of which are of public concern

P C Mohanan 

Sir Anthony Atkinson (1944-2017) is a revered figure to all who have ever delved into the fascinating subject of poverty and inequality. The inequality measure known by his name and the mathematical rigour that goes with his work has made him a leading expert in this field, where we in India can take pride through the seminal work of many economists led by Amartya Sen.

This book, which could not be completed during Sir Anthony’s lifetime has now been published after excellent editing and appropriate comments by two of his colleagues. There are two erudite afterwords on the unfinished ...

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First Published: Tue, December 24 2019. 01:36 IST
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