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On analyzing the world distribution of income

Atkinson, Anthony B. and Brandolini, Andrea (2010) On analyzing the world distribution of income. The World Bank Economic Review, 24 (1). pp. 1-37. ISSN 0258-6770

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Abstract

Consideration of world inequality should cause reexamination of the key concepts underlying the welfare approach to measuring income inequality and its relation to measuring poverty. This reexamination leads to exploration of a new measure that allows poverty and inequality to be considered in the same framework, incorporates different approaches to measuring inequality, and allows varied expressions of the cost of inequality. Applied to the world distribution of income for 1820–1992, the new measure provides different perspectives on the evolution of global inequality.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/wber/ab...
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C8 - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs > C80 - General
D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 16:20
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33810/

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