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UNU-WIDER Inequality, Growth and Poverty in the Era of Liberalization and Globalization

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Inequality, Growth and Poverty in the Era of Liberalization and Globalization

This policy brief reports the main findings of the study on changes in within-country income inequality over the last two decades and on the links between poverty, inequality, and growth. It focuses on inequality at the national level, i.e. the distribution of income among people within a country. As part of the project, UNU-WIDER compiled the World Income Inequality Database (WIID) - the most extensive database on inequality trends within countries. Analysis of the database and research papers highlight five main issues.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Policy Brief
Volume:
4
Title:
Inequality, Growth and Poverty in the Era of Liberalization and Globalization
Authors:
Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Julius Court
Publication date:
November 2001
ISBN Printed:
9291900125
ISBN Web:
9291900133
ISBN 13 Print:
9789291900121
ISBN 13 Web:
9789291900138
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2001
Keywords:
land, education, regional policy, income, stability, technology, budgets
JEL:
D63, I32
Project:
Rising Income Inequality and Poverty Reduction: Are They Compatible?
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contribution to the project by the Government of Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency-Sida).
Format:
online
 
The original paper-copy is out of print

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