Review of Social Economy

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 4, December

A New Approach to Human Development Index
Abstract Human development index (HDI) was introduced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1990. For the first four years UNDP used the maximum and the minimum values of the data series to standardize the variables. In 1994 the procedure...
Annual Meetings of the Association for Social Economics: In Association with the Allied Social Science Associations
January 3-5, 2004, San Diego, CA PLENARY SESSION AND RECEPTION Friday, January 2, 7:00 p.m. San Diego Ballroom C, Marriott President Charles K. Wilbur, Presiding Featured Speaker TIMUR KURAN University of Southern California "Islam and...
Blowing the Whistle on Poverty Policy
Abstract This comment on Rebecca Blank's "Poverty, Policy, and Ethics: Can an Economist be Critical and Caring?" celebrates her insights but argues for an even more critical analysis of the meaning of "caring" in economic discourse. Keywords: poverty,...
Selecting among Anti-Poverty Policies: Can an Economist Be Both Critical and Caring?
Abstract The first part of this paper reviews five major theoretical approaches that describe the fundamental causes of poverty, with particular attention to what these theories imply about government policy towards markets and the need for immediate...
Structural Features of Female Employment Status and Earnings Mobility: The Experience in Germany
Abstract Structural changes in basic economic indicators, changes in traditional role patterns, and in female employment behavior shed light on the performance of the European labor markets in the 90s. This paper focuses on the cyclical sensitivity...
The Minimum Wage and the Cause of Democracy
Abstract Too often the minimum wage is conceived of as a small policy measure that will be of benefit to only a small segment of the labor market while imposing costs on another segment of the labor market. Unexplored, however, are the larger philosophic...
The Scope and Promising Future of Social Economics (1)
Abstract This essay explores the future potential for Social Economics. Since the beginning of modern economics, the mainstream has been steered by what might be called a material progress vision, whereby the generally unacknowledged presumption is...
Will the Poor Always Be with Us?
Becky Blank has presented a valuable meditation on the nature of poverty. She offers the voice of a genuinely caring economist. The notion of a "caring economist" was not an oxymoron for me, at least not when I first came to economics as an undergraduate...
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