Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126304
Authors: 
Lahoti, Rahul
Jayadev, Arjun
Reddy, Sanjay G.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/003
Abstract: 
We introduce two separate datasets - the Global Consumption Dataset and the Global Income Dataset - containing an unprecedented portrait of consumption and income of persons over time, within and across countries, around the world. The benchmark version of the dataset presents estimates in purchasing power parity units of monthly real consumption and income for every decile of the population (a 'consumption/income profile') for 133 countries and more than half a century (1960 - 2012). We describe the construction of the datasets and demonstrate some possible uses by presenting preliminary results concerning the consumption distribution, poverty, and inequality for the world and specific country aggregates.
Subjects: 
consumption
growth
global income distribution
global poverty
inclusive growth
inequality
JEL: 
B41
C80
I30
I32
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-888-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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