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dc.contributor.authorHeshmati, Almasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:14:49Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:14:49Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20533-
dc.description.abstractThis review covers a range of measures and methods frequently employed in empiricalanalysis of global income inequality and global income distribution. Different determinantfactors along with quantification of their impacts and empirical results from different casestudies are presented. These results are further contrasted to those obtained based on theWorld Income Inequality Database. A number of issues crucial to the studies of globalincome inequality are addressed. These are the concepts, measurement and decompositionof inequality, the world distribution of income and inequality measured at different levels ofaggregation: global, international and intra-national. We analyse income at each of the threelevels, discuss the benefit and limitations of each approach and present empirical resultsfound in the literature and compare it with those based on the World Income InequalityDatabase. Research on the world income inequality supports increased awareness of theproblem, its measurement and quantification, identification of causal factors and of policymeasures to affect global income inequality.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1267en_US
dc.subject.jelN30en_US
dc.subject.jelI30en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelC10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordglobal income inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequality indicesen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwDisparitätsmassen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleThe World Distribution of Income and Income Inequalityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn396320376en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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