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Research on Economic Inequality

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ISSN: 1049-2585

Editor: Professor John Bishop and Dr Juan Gabriel Rodríguez
Subject: Economics (view other series in this subject area)Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index logo. Scopus logo.
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The essays in this series offer fresh theoretical and methodological insights into the key issues in the field of economic inequality. The content  is comprised of  highly topical subject matter with key researchers in the field contributing.

Most recently, Volume 21 of Research on Economic Inequality  is devoted to the topic of Health and Inequality. Interpretation of the subject is sufficiently wide to embrace analysis of inequality in health, income-related inequality in health, inequality of opportunity in health, multidimensional inequality in income and health, economic inequality as a determinant of health, and equity in the distribution of health care. The volume contains 19 chapters divided into five parts. Part I, which includes around two-fifths of the chapters, deals with methods for the measurement of health inequality, income-related health inequality and multidimensional inequality in income and health. Part II is concerned not with measurement but with development of an understanding of the determinants of health inequalities using the tools of the economist’s trade. Part III contains two analyses of inequality of opportunity in health, which is rapidly becoming one of the main outcomes examined with this approach. The fourth part of the volume contains three other empirical studies. The final part switches attention from health to health care. It includes one chapter that considers the appropriate definition of equity in the distribution of health care resources, drawing on the equality of opportunity apparatus, and another that explores how concerns for health inequality may be taken into account in analysis of the efficient allocation of health care.

The Editorial Team

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John Bishop, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA, [email protected]

Juan Gabriel Rodriguez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, [email protected]


Charlotte Maiorana [email protected]


To submit a volume proposal for Research on Economic Inequality please contact John Bishop: [email protected]

For volume proposal forms please contact Charlotte Maiorana:[email protected]


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