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Worlds Apart: Measuring International and Global Inequality
Acknowledgments vii Prologue: The Promise of the Twentieth Century 1 Introduction: A Topic Whose Time Has Come 3 PART I: SETTING THE STAGE Chapter 1: The Three Concepts of Inequality Defined 7Expand
Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
One of the world s leading economists of inequality, Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edgeExpand
Income, Inequality, and Poverty During the Transition from Planned to Market Economy
This book is about income, inequality, and poverty during the remarkable period of collapse of Communism and the construction of capitalism in the 18 formerly socialist countries. It covers a periodExpand
True World Income Distribution, 1988 and 1993: First Calculation Based on Household Surveys Alone
The paper derives world income or expenditure distribution of individuals for two years 1988 and 1993. It is the first paper to calculate world distribution for individuals based entirely onExpand
Explaining the Increase in Inequality During the Transition
The transition from planned to market economy has witnessed one of the biggest and fastest increases in inequality ever recorded. Onaverage, inequality in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet UnionExpand
The median voter hypothesis, income inequality and income
The median voter hypothesis has been central to an extensive literature on consequences of income distribution. For example, it has been proposed that greater inequality is associated with lowerExpand
The effects of globalization on income di stribution within rich and poor countries are a matter of controversy. While international trade theory in its most abstract formulation implies thatExpand
Global Income Distribution: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession
The paper presents a newly compiled and improved database of national household surveys between 1988 and 2008. In 2008, the global Gini index is around 70.5 percent having declined by approximately 2Expand
Global inequality recalculated and updated: the effect of new PPP estimates on global inequality and 2005 estimates
The results of new direct price level comparisons across 146 countries in 2005 have led to large revisions of PPP (purchasing power parity) exchanges rates, particularly for China and India. TheExpand
Pre-Industrial Inequality
Is inequality largely the result of the Industrial Revolution? Or, were pre-industrial incomes as unequal as they are today? This article infers inequality across individuals within each of the 28Expand