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Global Interpersonal Inequality: Trends and Measurement

Miguel Niño-Zarazúa (), Laurence Roope () and Finn Tarp ()

No wp-2014-004, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: This paper discusses different approaches to the measurement of global interpersonal in equality. Trends in global interpersonal inequality during 1975-2005 are measured using data from UNU-WIDER's World Income Inequality Database. In order to better understand the trends, global interpersonal inequality is decomposed into within-country and between-country inequality. The paper illustrates that the relationship between global interpersonal inequality and these constituent components is a complex one.

Keywords: Equality and inequality; Income distribution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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