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Income and Wealth

Tsuneo Ishikawa


Income and wealth have long formed an important focus for economic research, with economists keen to answer the following kinds of questions: why do we pay people who work equally hard different levels of income; why are some workers more motivated than others; how does the market economy provide jobs that meet the expectations of experienced workers; what is the relationship between economic growth and income distribution; why do people save; and are there any market forces which restrain the tendency towards accumulation of wealth by individuals and enhancement of inequality over generations ... More

Keywords: developed economies, developing economies, dual labour market, employment, income, income distribution, income redistribution, Japan, labour market, market economy, neoclassical economics, UK, USA, wealth, wealth distribution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198288626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019828862X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tsuneo Ishikawa, author
University of Tokyo (deceased)