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Authors: 
Schultz, T. Paul
Year of Publication: 
1998
Series/Report no.: 
Center Discussion Paper 784
Abstract: 
The variance in the logarithms of per capita GDP in purchasing-power-parity prices increased prices increased in the world from 1960 to 1968 and decreased since the mid 1970s. In the later period the convergence in intercountry incomes more than offset any increase in within country inequality. Approximately two-thirds of this measure of world inequality is intercountry, three-tenths interhousehold within country inequality, and one-twentieth between gender differences in education. If China is excluded from the world sample, the decline in world inequality after 1975 is not evident. Measuring confidently trends in household and gender inequality will require much improved data.
Subjects: 
world inequality
household inequality
gender inequality
JEL: 
D31
F02
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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