Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63513
Authors: 
Chotikapanich, Duangkamon
Prasada Rao, D. S.
Griffiths, William E.
Valencia, Vicar
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2007/01
Abstract: 
This paper examines the nature and extent of global and regional income distribution and inequality using the most recent country level data on income distribution drawn from World Bank and UNU-WIDER studies for the period 1993-2000. The methodology used is a recently developed technique to fit flexible income distributions to limited aggregated data. Empirical results show a very high degree of global inequality, but with some evidence of inequality decreasing between the two years.
Subjects: 
Gini coefficient
beta-2 distribution
JEL: 
C13
C16
D31
ISBN: 
9291909408=978-92-9190-940-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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