Global Income Inequality by the Numbers : In History and Now

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Milanovic, Branko
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2013-01-04T22:29:51Z
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2013-01-04T22:29:51Z
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2012-11
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The paper presents an overview of calculations of global inequality, recently and over the long-run as well as main controversies and political and philosophical implications of the findings. It focuses in particular on the winners and losers of the most recent episode of globalization, from 1988 to 2008. It suggests that the period might have witnessed the first decline in global inequality between world citizens since the Industrial Revolution. The decline however can be sustained only if countries' mean incomes continue to converge (as they have been doing during the past ten years) and if internal (within-country) inequalities, which are already high, are kept in check. Mean-income convergence would also reduce the huge "citizenship premium" that is enjoyed today by the citizens of rich countries.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/11/16920534/global-income-inequality-numbers-history-now---an-overview--
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12117
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper; No. 6259
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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ABSOLUTE POVERTY
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AVERAGE INCOME
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AVERAGE INCOMES
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BOTTOM LINE
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CONCEPTS OF INEQUALITY
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CONFLICT
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CUMULATIVE INCOME
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CUMULATIVE POPULATION
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DEPENDENT VARIABLE
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DIFFERENCES IN INCOME
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DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME
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DOWNWARD BIAS
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ECONOMIC REVIEW
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EXPLANATORY VARIABLE
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FINANCIAL CRISIS
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GDP
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GINI COEFFICIENT
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GINI COEFFICIENTS
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GINI INDEX
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GLOBAL INCOME INEQUALITY
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GLOBAL INEQUALITY
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GROWTH RATES
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HIGH GROWTH
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HIGH INCOME
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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INCOME
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INCOME CONVERGENCE
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INCOME COUNTRY
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INCOME DATA
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INCOME DIFFERENCES
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INCOME DISTRIBUTION
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INCOME DISTRIBUTIONS
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INCOME GAINS
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INCOME GAPS
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INCOME GROUPS
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INCOME GROWTH
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INCOME INCREASE
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INCOME INEQUALITIES
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INCOME INEQUALITY
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INCOME LEVEL
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INCOME LEVELS
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INDIVIDUAL INCOMES
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INEQUALITY CONCEPT
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INEQUALITY ESTIMATES
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INEQUALITY INDEX
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LORENZ CURVE
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LORENZ CURVES
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MARKET ECONOMIES
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MEAN INCOME
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MEAN INCOMES
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MEAN LOG DEVIATION
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MEASURE OF INEQUALITY
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MEASURED INEQUALITY
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MEASURING POVERTY
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MEDIAN INCOME
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MIDDLE CLASS
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NATIONAL INCOME
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NATIONAL SURVEYS
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PENSIONS
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PER CAPITA INCOME
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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
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POLICY RESEARCH
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POLITICAL COMMUNITY
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POOR
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POOR COUNTRIES
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POOR COUNTRY
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POOR PEOPLE
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POVERTY LINE
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POVERTY THRESHOLD
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POWER PARITY
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PURCHASING POWER
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REAL INCOME
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REAL INCOMES
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TOTAL INEQUALITY
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WAR
dc.title
Global Income Inequality by the Numbers : In History and Now
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2012-11-01
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/11/16920534/global-income-inequality-numbers-history-now---an-overview--
okr.globalpractice
Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice
Poverty
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-6259
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000158349_20121106085546
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
16920534
okr.identifier.report
WPS6259
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en
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Impact Evaluation
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Services & Transfers to Poor
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Poverty Reduction :: Equity and Development
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Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Income
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Development Research Group (DECRG)

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