Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142119
Authors: 
Lahoti, Rahul
Jayadev, Arjun
Reddy, Sanjay
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 194 [rev.]
Abstract: 
We introduce two separate datasets (The Global Consumption Dataset (GCD) and The Global Income Dataset (GID)) making possible an unprecedented portrait of consumption and income of persons over time, within and across countries, around the world. The current benchmark version of the dataset presents estimates of monthly real consumption and income for every percentile of the population (a 'consumption/income profile') for more than 160 countries and more than half a century (1960-2015). We describe the construction of the datasets and demonstrate possible uses by presenting some sample results concerning the distribution of consumption, poverty and inequality in the world.
Subjects: 
Consumption
Income
Growth
Global Income Distribution
Poverty
Inclusive Growth
Inequality
JEL: 
B41
C80
I30
I32
O10
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
783.53 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.