Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/75988
Authors: 
Baten, Jörg
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 683
Abstract: 
Inequality is an important threat to the globalization of the world economy that we experience today. This contribution uses a new measure of inequality: heigth inequality. It covers not only wage recipients, but also the self-employed, the unemployed, housewifes, children, and other groups who may not be participating in a market economy, for the 1950-80 period. It turns out that within-country inequality is higher in time periods of greater openness.We also find that inequality leads to a globalization backlash . The closing of commodity and capital markets did always take place during - or 5-10 years after - inequality peaks.
Subjects: 
inequality
globalization
anthropometrics
globalisation
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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