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Inequality Reexamined

Amartya Sen

Abstract

Amartya Sen revisits the issues tackled in his previous seminal work, ‘On Economic Inequality’, first published in 1973 and expanded in 1997, and provides new analyses and insights in this crucial area. The book brings together and develops some of the most important themes of Sen's work over the last decade. He notes that the difference between virtually all contemporary ethical approaches to social arrangements lies not in whether they all demand equality of something, but in what sort of equality they propound. Any claim to equality must take account of the diversity of human beings and the ... More

Keywords: equality, inequality, social arrangements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198289289
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198289286.001.0001

Authors

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Amartya Sen, author
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