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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 empirical analysis of global income inequality and global income distribution. Different determinant factors along with quantification of their impacts and empirical results from different case studies are presented. These results are further contrasted to those obtained based on the World Income Inequality Database. A number of issues crucial to the studies of global income inequality are addressed. These are the concepts, measurement and decomposition of inequality, the world distribution of income and inequality measured at different levels of aggregation: global, international and intra-national. We analyse income at each of the three levels, discuss the benefit and limitations of each approach and present empirical results found in the literature and compare it with those based on the World Income Inequality Database. Research on the world income inequality supports increased awareness of the problem, its measurement and quantification, identification of causal factors and of policy measures to affect global income inequality.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1267en_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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