equality of opportunity

A new book extends the challenge of how to have a decent society for all. We can do better.

From the 1930s when GDP was first systematically measured, economists knew that it was not a good measure of wellbeing.

Recent publications suggest that the children who live at the bottom in economies with high inequality have reduced life chances.

The grandfather of modern distributional research is Tony Atkinson, a British economist who began in the 1960s a lifetime career studying the British and world income distributions and other related ones.