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Global inequality
The WIID – an important source for the UN Economists Network report for the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

New York, 17 September - The UN's top economists warned of crises of our own making if global 'megatrends' are left unchecked in a special report on six global megatrends . In a press release , UNDESA said, 'the chief economists in...

Global inequality
35 years of research for change: Bringing inequality to the fore (1998-2020)

UNU-WIDER released the world’s first estimates of the global wealth distribution in 2007 – one result of a 2004 – 05 project, ‘ Personal Assets from a Global Perspective ’...

Global inequality Economic inequality
The global distribution of routine and non-routine work – and why we should we care about it

The nature of work is changing due to technological progress, globalization, and the rapidly expanding supply of college-educated workers...

Earnings inequality Global inequality labour dynamics
The WIID celebrates 20 years with a daring new plan

After 20 years of contributions to income inequality research, the World Income Inequality Database (the WIID) is getting a new expansion that will greatly strengthen knowledge on inequalities...

Global inequality
Panel discussion
Special panel on inequality A UNU-WIDER special panel on inequality — measurement, implications, and influencing change
28 February 2020
House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Panel discussion
Human Development Report 2019 - Launch event in Helsinki

The UNDP Human Development Report 2019 focuses on inequalities in the twenty-first century and how they weaken social cohesion and economic growth, and damage people’s trust in government, institutions, and in each other. The Finnish launch,...

13 December 2019
Tiedekulma (Think Corner), Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
A proposal for a new universal development commitment

Most Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries have accepted, in principle at least, the 50-year-old commitment of contributing 0.7 per cent of gross national income to supporting the development of countries in the Global Sout...

Global inequality Poverty alleviation Growth
In the Director's chair: Reflections on my first six months as Director

My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening, and rewarding...

Measuring inequality in middle-income countries

Income inequality is the result of complex processes with multiple interacting driving forces but understanding those drivers in emerging economies is particularly difficult because of data and analytical challenges...

Global inequality Economic inequality Top incomes
Inequality: Driving forces and policy solutions

The many faces of inequality Measuring inequality isn’t as simple as it may seem. We know that since the 1970s global inequality has been falling in relative terms, but absolute inequality has been increasing over the same period...

Global inequality WIID Income inequality
Panel discussion
Open dialogue on inequality in the 21st century
29 March 2019
Ex-Press Bar, Third Floor of the General Assembly, United Nations Headquarters, 1st Avenue at 46th Street, New York, United States
Past event
Measuring Inequality in the 21st Century

The Human Development Report Office , LIS , the Stone Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), UNU-WIDER and the World Inequality Lab will host a symposium on Measuring Inequality in the 21st Century. The 2-day event will be held 28-29...

28 March 201929 March 2019
United Nations Headquarters , New York, United States
Past event
Policy Brief
Is global inequality rising or falling?

When measured in relative terms, global inequality has been decreasing. However, in absolute terms it has been increasing. What does this mean for analysing and addressing inequality?...

Global inequality Inequality measurement Economic growth
Addressing group-based inequalities

Theme: Transforming societies

Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality Global inequality
Working Paper
What might explain today’s conflicting narratives on global inequality?

How unequal is the world today? Is global income inequality falling, as many economists claim, or is it rising, as one often hears? This paper reviews the arguments and evidence...

Global inequality Measurement Household surveys
Journal Article
How polarized is the global income distribution?

The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution...

Polarization Bipolarization Polarization measures
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