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1. Introduction S. Jenkins, A. Kapteyn, and B. van Praag; 2. Escape from citadella neoclassica: reflections of the work of Aldi Hagenaars J. Hartog; Part I. Cross-National Comparisons of the Distribution of Welfare: 3. Patterns of poverty in Europe A. J. M. Hagenaars, K. de Vos, and M. A. Zaidi; 4. Comparing poverty rates across countries: a case study of France and the United Kingdom A. B. Atkinson, K. Gardiner, V. Lechene, and H. Sutherland; 5. The distribution of welfare: inequality, earnings capacity, and household production in a comparative perspective P. Saunders, I. O'Connor, and T. Smeeding; 6. Mobility and inequality in the 1980s: a cross-national comparison of the United States and Germany R. V. Burkhauser, D. Holtz-Eakin, and S. E. Rhody; Part II. Subjective Approaches to Welfare Measurement: 7. Poverty perceptions and the poverty line Y. Amiel and F. Cowell; 8. Using subjective information in macroeconomic modeling: an application to vacation behavior P. Kooreman; 9. Well-being and labor market status I. Woittiez and J. J. M. Theeuwes; Part III. Summarizing Welfare: 10. Do inequality measures measure inequality? G. S. Fields; 11. Deprivation profiles and deprivation indices A. F. Shorrocks; 12. Poverty orderings for the Dalton utility-gap measures J. E. Foster and Y. Jin; 13. Changing welfare in a changing world? Income and expenditure inequalities in the Czech and Slovak Republics T. I. Garner; Part IV. The Household, Income, and Welfare: 14. The distribution of income, wealth, and economic security: the impact of unemployment insurance reforms in Canada L. Osberg, S. Erksoy, and S. Phipps; 15. A structural model of the determinants of educational success R. Haveman, K. Wilson, and B. Wolfe; 16. Equivalence scales and the distribution of well-being across and within households D. S. Johnson; 17. The incomes of UK women: limited progress towards equality with men? S. P. Jenkins and N. C. O'Leary; 18. Equivalence scales and household welfare: what can be learned from household budget data? R. Blundell; Index.