The Inequality Footprints of Nations: A Novel Approach to Quantitative Accounting of Income Inequality

  title={The Inequality Footprints of Nations: A Novel Approach to Quantitative Accounting of Income Inequality},
  author={Ali Alsamawi and Joy Murray and Manfred Lenzen and Daniel D Moran and Keiichiro Kanemoto},
  booktitle={PloS one},
In this study we use economic input-output analysis to calculate the inequality footprint of nations. An inequality footprint shows the link that each country's domestic economic activity has to income distribution elsewhere in the world. To this end we use employment and household income accounts for 187 countries and an historical time series dating back to 1990. Our results show that in 2010, most developed countries had an inequality footprint that was higher than their within-country… CONTINUE READING
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