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Inequality: Causes and Consequences


Kathryn M. Neckerman


Columbia University

Florencia Torche


New York University (NYU) - Department of Sociology


Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 33, August 2007

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The increase in economic disparities over the past 30 years has prompted extensive research on the causes and consequences of inequality both in the United States and, more recently, globally. This review provides an update of research on the patterns and causes of economic inequality in the United States, including inequality of earnings, wealth, and opportunity. We also explore the social and political consequences of inequality, particularly in the areas of health, education, crime, social capital, and political power. Finally, we spotlight an emerging literature on world inequality, which examines inequality trends within as well as across nations. Sociologists can advance research on inequality by bringing discipline-based expertise to bear on the organization and political economy of firms and labor markets, the pathways through which inequality has an effect, and the social, political, and cultural contingencies that might modify this effect.

Keywords: disparities, income, wealth, mobility

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Date posted: December 21, 2007  

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Neckerman, Kathryn M. and Torche, Florencia, Inequality: Causes and Consequences. Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 33, August 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1077653

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Kathryn M. Neckerman (Contact Author)
Columbia University ( email )
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States
Florencia Torche
New York University (NYU) - Department of Sociology ( email )
New York, NY 10012
United States
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