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dc.contributor.authorWeisbrod, Julianen_US
dc.contributor.authorVollmer, Sebastianen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolzmann, Hajoen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1960-2003en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:08:33Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:08:33Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19885-
dc.description.abstractThis paper contributes towards the growing debate concerning the world distribution of income and its evolution over that past three to four decades. Our methodological approach is twofold. First, we formally test for the number of modes in a cross-sectional analysis where each country is represented by one observation. We contribute to existing studies with technical improvements of the testing procedure, enabling us to draw new conclusions, and an extension of the time horizon being analyzed. Second, we estimate a global distribution of income from national log-normal distributions of income, as well as a global distribution of log-income as a mixture of national normal distributions of log-income. From this distribution we obtain measures for global inequality and poverty as well as global growth incidence curves.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Göttingen 2007 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 32en_US
dc.subject.jelF0en_US
dc.subject.jelO0en_US
dc.subject.jelC5en_US
dc.subject.jelI3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordConvergenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordSilverman's testen_US
dc.subject.keywordnon-parametric statisticsen_US
dc.subject.keywordbimodalen_US
dc.subject.keywordglobal income distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordgrowth incidence curvesen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungskonvergenzen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titlePerspectives on the World Income Distribution: Beyond Twin Peaks Towards Welfare Conclusionsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn560914636en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec07:6555-
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