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National Research University Higher School of EconomicsStudent ThesesComparative Analysis of Income and Wealth Inequality

Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Viktoria Pavlyushina
Comparative Analysis of Income and Wealth Inequality
World Economy
(Master’s programme)
9
2016
The inequality in the economy is different in different periods of economic development, with different political regimes, different in the structure of society. The term is now widely used - especially in political rhetoric - and almost always implies a distribution of income. Undoubtedly, the distribution of income limits opportunities for economic growth of the country, for example, due to the increase of social inequality. At the same time, the distribution of wealth among citizens - is something that affects the economy of the country to an even greater extent, as is the main cause of preservation and transmission of inequality over time. Inequality of income, as well as the inequality in wealth has a significant impact on economic growth and social stability in the country. The distribution of income and wealth - it is one of the most discussed issues, which of course concerned not only economists, sociologists or politicians. Distribution and inequalities, the cause of which he is - is that the structural shapes society and thus the economy as a whole. So, the study of this question - is fundamental.

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