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Why current definitions of family income are misleading, and why this matters for measures of inequality

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Nancy Folbre | Equitable Growth Blog, 2017
Why current definitions of family income are misleading, and why this matters for measures of inequality

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Comment from our editors:

It is relevant and useful, e.g. as part of the reading material of an introductory course in Economics as it is directly related to the measurement of how well the economy is doing.


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