Sustainable development goals and income inequality [electronic resource] / edited by Peter A.G. van Bergeijk, Rolph van der Hoeven.

Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2017.
1 online resource (vii, 226 p.) : ill.

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Income distribution.
Sustainable development.
Electronic books.
This timely book documents and analyses the seriousness of growing national inequality in different regions around the world. It argues that the treatment of inequality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is wholly insufficient due to their failure to recognise the growing difference between the income of work and the income of capital and the super rich, and the strain this places on a country’s social fabric. Sustainable Development Goals and Income Inequality provides a critical view on how inequality is dealt with in the process of setting global goals. It reviews the development of inequality globally and the various processes leading up to formulation of the SDGs. With chapters from top researchers on inequality and development economics it provides a strong and unique intellectual basis for a more prominent treatment of inequality in the follow up process to the SDGs. Combining a global perspective and in-depth regional analysis, this book will be of interest to students and academics in sustainable development, social policy and development economics.
1. The challenge to reduce income inequality (introduction and overview) / Peter A.G. van Bergeijk and Rolph van der Hoeven
2. Broadening the development agenda for the SDG world / Richard Jolly
3. From MDGs to SDGs: critical reflections on global targets and their measurement / Jan Vandemoortele
4. From billions to trillions: towards reform of development finance and the global reserve system / Rob Vos
5. Global inequality and global poverty since the Cold War: how robust is the optimistic narrative? / Peter Edward and Andy Sumner
6. Is Latin America’s recent inequality decline permanent or temporary? / Giovanni Andrea Cornia
7. Thirty years in Africa’s development: from structural adjustment to structural transformation? / Tony Addison
8. Poverty, employment and inequality in the SDGs: heterodox discourse, orthodox policies? / Malte Luebker
9. Can catch up reduce inequality? / Deepak Nayyar
10. Can the SDGs stem rising income inequality in the world? / Rolph van der Hoeven
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Bergeijk, Peter A. G. van, 1959-
Hoeven, Rolph van der.
9781788110280 (e-book)
9781788110273 (hbk.)