Garrett Grainger, '10
Matthew C. Mahutga
Ph.D. in Sociology
Developing Equity or Structuring Inequality? Toward a Political Economy of Income Inequality Authors: Matthew C Mahutga Ph.D. (Department of Sociology, UC Riverside) , Garrett Grainger (University of Central Florida), Andrew K Jorgenson Ph.D. (Department of Sociology, University of Utah), Roy Kwon Ph.D. (Department of Sociology, UC Riverside) Abstract: Beginning with the seminal work of Kuznets (1955), social scientists have struggled to understand the observed cross-national variation in income inequality. Conventional wisdom suggests that several factors internal to nation-states explain this variation, including domestic institutions (Epsing-Anderson 1990; Lee 2005) and a country’s stage in the process of economic development (Kuznets, 1955). A substantial body of research also demonstrates that other factors, including levels of foreign investment and country’s overall role in an interdependent world-system, also explain variation in income inequality (Mahutga and Bandelj 2008; Bornschier and Chase 1985; Nolan 1983). This paper reports preliminary results from an analysis designed to determine the most important among the many proposed causes of variation in income inequality between countries and over time.
Psychology | Sociology
Grainger, Garrett, "Garrett Grainger, '10" (2017). McNair Scholars. 53.