On measuring social tension

ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Speaker

Nanak Kakwani, University of New South Wales.

Venue

Seminar Room C (Nadel Room), HC Coombs Building (9), Fellows Road, ANU

Date

Tuesday, 1 August, 2017 - 14:15 to 15:45

Social tension has many dimensions shaped by economic, social, and political factors. This paper provides a common methodology to model different sources of social tensions. It deals with dimensions of social tension that can be quantified using available data from household surveys. The different aspects of social tension considered are: (i) high inequality, (ii) existence of poverty, (iii) shrinking middle class and increased polarization, (iv) growth volatility, and (v) social immobility.

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