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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. World Bank Economic Review, 24 (1). pp. 1-37. ISSN 0258-6770

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Identification Number: 10.1093/wber/lhp020


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.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
JEL classification: 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
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 16:20
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 00:27

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