Trends in global inequality using a new integrated dataset
Carlos Gradín ()
No wp-2021-61, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)
This paper presents preliminary evidence of the annual global income distribution since 1950 using a new integrated dataset that aggregates standardized country income distributions at the percentile level estimated from various sources in the World Income Inequality Database. I analyse the extent to which the main global inequality trends depend on specific distributive views, i.e. absolute or relative, or with more emphasis in specific parts of the distribution. The results show absolute inequality increasing almost continuously.
Keywords: Global inequality; Income distribution; WIID; Income inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-his and nep-lam
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://www.wider.unu.edu/sites/default/files/Publ ... lobal-inequality.pdf (application/pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp-2021-61
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Siméon Rapin ().