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The Global Consumption and Income Project (GCIP): An Overview

Rahul Lahoti, Arjun Jayadev and Sanjay Reddy

No 2015_07, Working Papers from University of Massachusetts Boston, Economics Department

Abstract: We introduce two separate datasets (The Global Consumption Dataset (GCD) and The Global Income Dataset (GID)) making possible an unprecedented portrait of consumption and income of persons over time, within and across countries, around the world. The benchmark version of the dataset presents estimates of monthly real consumption and income for every percentile of the population (a ‘consumption/income profile’) for 158 countries and more than half a century (1960-2015). We describe the construction of the datasets and demonstrate possible uses by presenting some sample results concerning the distribution of consumption, poverty and inequality in the world.

Keywords: Consumption; Income; Growth; Global Income Distribution; Poverty; Inclusive Growth; Inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B41 C80 I30 I32 O10 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015-12
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