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The rise and fall of the middle class: technology, skills, and inequality

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Over the twentieth century advanced economies have seen an economic and social development process which was build upon the consolidation of a strong middle class. Yet, recent decades have seen an increase in wealth and income inequality, reaching levels not seen since before the Second World War. This thesis explore some of the these issues in two parts. The focus of the first part of the thesis is on the role of education and technology in the rise of the middle class. By means ...

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Social Policy and Intervention
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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