Empirics of World Income Inequality1

@article{Firebaugh1999EmpiricsOW,
  title={Empirics of World Income Inequality1},
  author={G. Firebaugh},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1999},
  volume={104},
  pages={1597 - 1630}
}
  • G. Firebaugh
  • Published 1999
  • Economics
  • American Journal of Sociology
This article employs a common general formula for inequality indexes to answer several basic questions about intercountry income inequality in recent decades: Has inequality across nations increased or declined (and why have earlier studies yielded mixed results)? Have different rates of population growth played a significant role in the trend? Have large nations dominated the trend? Are the results robust over different inequality measures and different income series? Two findings stand out… Expand

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