'Rich man, poor man...' (distribution of income)

Karen Hancock, Frank Kirwan (Editor)

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    Abstract

    Income in Scotland is far from evenly distributed. In 1977 the poorest 20 per cent of households received less than 1 per cent of total Scottish income while the richest 20 per cent received almost 50 per cent. Income largely determines material welfare (well-being) and in Scotland, as elsewhere, the distribution of income between the rich and the poor is an emotive issue. What is the evidence on income distribution for Scotland? How far can the government affect income distribution? Why does income
    remain unequally distributed?
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages58-64
    Number of pages7
    JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
    Volume9
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1983

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    Keywords

    • income distribution in Scotland
    • Scotland
    • Scottish economy
    • inequality
    • unemployment patterns
    • wealth redistribution

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    Hancock, K., & Kirwan, F. (Ed.) (1983). 'Rich man, poor man...' (distribution of income). Quarterly Economic Commentary, 9(1), 58-64.
    Hancock, Karen ; Kirwan, Frank (Editor). / 'Rich man, poor man...' (distribution of income). In: Quarterly Economic Commentary. 1983 ; Vol. 9, No. 1. pp. 58-64.
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