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Inequality and Its Socioeconomic Impact

Vol: 
Australian Economic Review, Vol 48, Issue 1.
Author name: 
Peter Whiteford
Year: 
2015
Month: 
February
Abstract: 

This article assesses trends in income inequality and household income levels in Australia since the 1980s, as well as the different causal factors associated with these trends in different periods. Selected socioeconomic outcomes—health, crime and punishment—are discussed and the article argues that trends in these outcomes appear more likely to be related to trends in these causal factors, rather than changes in income inequality, per se.

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