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Wealth and the Wealthy: Exploring and Tackling Inequalities Between Rich and Poor

Karen Rowlingson and Stephen McKay


There is relatively little research into wealth and the wealthy, despite increasing academic, policy and public interest in the growing gap between rich and poor, and the personal assets of the wealthy. This book draws on new data to answer the following key questions: What is wealth? Who has got it? Where might we draw a ‘wealth line’? Who lies above it? And what might policy do about wealth and the wealthy? The book draws on debates from a range of disciplines including sociology, economics, politics and philosophy, and discusses policy issues in relation to taxation, housing, pensions and e ... More

Keywords: wealth, assets, asset-based welfare, savings, pensions, inequality, wealthy, rich

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847423085
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847423085.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Rowlingson, author

Stephen McKay, author