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The World Distribution of Income and Income Inequality

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dc.creator Heshmati, Almas
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:10:58Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:10:58Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20533
dc.identifier ppn:396320376
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20533
dc.description This review covers a range of measures and methods frequently employed in empirical analysis of global income inequality and global income distribution. Different determinant factors along with quantification of their impacts and empirical results from different case studies are presented. These results are further contrasted to those obtained based on the World Income Inequality Database. A number of issues crucial to the studies of global income inequality are addressed. These are the concepts, measurement and decomposition of inequality, the world distribution of income and inequality measured at different levels of aggregation: global, international and intra-national. We analyse income at each of the three levels, discuss the benefit and limitations of each approach and present empirical results found in the literature and compare it with those based on the World Income Inequality Database. Research on the world income inequality supports increased awareness of the problem, its measurement and quantification, identification of causal factors and of policy measures to affect global income inequality.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1267
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject N30
dc.subject I30
dc.subject D63
dc.subject D31
dc.subject C10
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject global income inequality
dc.subject income distribution
dc.subject inequality indices
dc.subject Einkommensverteilung
dc.subject Disparitätsmass
dc.subject Welt
dc.title The World Distribution of Income and Income Inequality
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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