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Income inequality
Working Paper
Trust in institutions and the profile of inequality: A worldwide perspective

This paper investigates the importance of accounting for the profile of inequality in the analysis of institutional trust...

Trust Institutions Inequality
Working Paper
Inequality and productive structure: New evidence at the world level

This paper investigates the evolution of the productive structure around the world and the role it plays in the difference in inequality levels, using panel data for the period from 1995 to 2018...

Income inequality Structure of production Economic complexity
Working Paper
Elite incomes around the world: Command over tradables, non-tradables, and people

This paper analyses elite incomes around the world, and how international comparisons of elite incomes vary depending on the exchange rate and income concept used...

Elites Income inequality Exchange rate
Working Paper
The effects of taxation on income inequality in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper investigates the effects of taxation on income inequality in an unbalanced panel of 45 countries in sub-Saharan Africa over the period 1980–2018...

Income inequality Taxation Regression analysis
Book
The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth

The developer’s dilemma is thus: developing countries seek inclusive economic development — i.e., structural transformation — sufficiently broad-based to raise the income of the poor...

Structural transformation Economic development Income inequality
Database
World Income Inequality Database - WIID

The World Income Inequality Database (WIID) presents information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. It provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality statistics available and can be downloaded for...

Income inequality WIID
Book Chapter
The developer’s dilemma: A survey of structural transformation and inequality dynamics

From the book: The developer’s dilemma

Income inequality Structural transformation Economic development
Presentation
Conference session at the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association conference

The changing nature of work and inequality project at UNU-WIDER will present recent research in a session at the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA-LAMES) Annual Meeting Bogotá 2021 . About the session: The Changing...

21 October 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
Book Chapter
Social mobility in developing countries: Directions for research practice, knowledge gaps and policy support

From the book: Social mobility in developing countries

Social mobility Inequality Income inequality
Technical Note
Full-year adjustment for modelling COVID-19 policies in SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation models

This technical note presents a modelling approach used in Lastunen et al. (2021) where tax and benefit policies are scaled to reflect their actual duration during a single calendar year...

COVID-19 Tax-benefit microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
Trends in inequality within countries using a novel dataset

We revisit trends in within-country income inequality using a newly integrated dataset that covers at least 70 per cent of the global population since 1980...

Income inequality Database WIID
Working Paper
Re-examining the Brazilian South–Northeast labour income gap: A decomposition approach

The purpose of this article is to provide new evidence about the sources of regional income inequalities in Brazil along the wage distribution, taking into account the regional differentials in purchasing power...

Brazil Income inequality Decomposition
News
New updates to the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)

The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym, WIID ― provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality statistics available. It presents detailed information on income inequality for developed, developing, and...

WIID Inequality Income inequality
Technical Note
WIID Companion (May 2021): global income distribution

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)...

Income distribution Inequality WIID
Technical Note
WIID companion (May 2021): integrated and standardized series

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the World Income Inequality Database (WIID). A previous note described the selection of income distribution series...

Inequality WIID Database
Technical Note
WIID Companion (May 2021): data selection

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)...

Data Inequality WIID
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