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000020132 270__ $$mtmogues@wisc.edu$$pMogues,   Tewodaj
000020132 270__ $$mcarter@aae.wisc.edu$$pCarter,   Michael
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000020132 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000020132 446__ $$aEnglish
000020132 490__ $$aSelected Paper
000020132 520__ $$aThis paper explores the idea that how wealth is distributed across social groups (ethnic or language groups, gender, etc.) fundamentally affects the evolution of economic inequality. By providing microfoundations suitable for this exploration, this paper hopes to enhance our understanding of when social forces contribute to the reproduction of economic inequality, and what the relevant policy implications might be. In tackling this issue, this paper offers
contributions in two domains. First, it adds a dimension to the literature on social capital. Second, it offers a modest generalization of the concepts of identity, alienation and economic polarization used by Esteban and Ray (1994). This generalization permits us to consider the multiple characteristics that shape social identity, inclusion and exclusion. It also underwrites a
higher-order measure of socio-economic polarization that permits us to explore the hypothesis of Frances Stewart and others that economic inequality is most pernicious and persistent when it is socially embedded. Among other things we are able to show that holding constant the initial levels of economic polarization and inequality, increases in socio-economic polarization deepen
the reproduction of economic inequality.
000020132 650__ $$aInstitutional and Behavioral Economics
000020132 700__ $$aMogues, Tewodaj
000020132 700__ $$aCarter, Michael R.
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000020132 982__ $$gAmerican Agricultural Economics Association>2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO
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