Inequality, unemployment and contemporary Europe. / [in:] International Labour Review
By: Sen, AmartyaPublisher: 1997Edition: Vol. 136 No. 2 (Summer)Description: 17 pSubject(s): Income Distribution Europe | Labour Supply | Unemployment Psychological Aspects | Hard-core Unemployed | Young Women Employment | Poverty Health Aspects | Equality | Poverty | Aged | Social Exclusion | London School Of Economics. Suntory And Toyota InternationalCentres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD). Development Economics | Income DistributionOnline Resources: Journal article International Labour Review - Wiley Brotherhood staff see Library for further information
Article in International Labour Review, Vol. 136 (1997), No. 2 (Summer)
Inequality of incomes can differ substantially from inequality in other 'spaces' such as well-being, freedom, health, longevity, and quality of life. Given the massive sclae of unemployment in contemporary European economies, concentrating only on income inequality can be particularly deceptive for studying economic inequality, since unemployment causes deprivation in many other ways as well. This paper examines the different ways in which unemployment creates deprivation (other than through low income), and what implications these issues have on the relative merits of American and European attitudes respectively to individual responsibility and social commitment.