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Consumption Inequality: Overview and Causes
Consumption Inequality: Overview and Causes
  • Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

     

    Chapter 2. Changes in the Consumption Structure and Propensity to Consume

     

    Chapter 3. Changes in Consumption Inequality

     

    Chapter 4. Regional Gap in Household Consumption Expenditure: Comparison of the Capital and Non-Capital Regions

     

    Chapter 5. Summary and Conclusion 

  • SUMMARY

    Studies on inequality so far have focused on income inequality. But manifestations of inequality could be different between income and consumption, and consumption could have a more direct bearing on the social well-being and happiness of members of a society. And consumption inequality could be more significant as an economic indicator of social justice and distribution. Unlike prior studies, this study aims to review inequality from consumption side, not income. It will go a step beyond simply measuring inequality based on the volume of consumption, will break down the consumption items to analyze households’ consumption and spending behavior and degree of inequality. Findings and implications of this study can be summed up as follows. (For the full text of the English summary, please download the “Download 2 English_Abstract”.)

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