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Working PaperThe World Distribution of Household Wealth
There has been much recent research on the world distribution of income, but also growing recognition of the importance of other contributions to well-being, including those of household wealth...Equality and inequality Personal finance Households
Book ChapterEstimating the Balance Sheet of the Personal Sector in an Emerging Market Country: South Africa, 1975-2003
From the book: Personal Wealth from a Global PerspectiveConsumption Personal finance Households
Book ChapterThe World Distribution of Household Wealth
From the book: Personal Wealth from a Global PerspectiveEquality and inequality Personal finance Households
Working PaperEstimating the Balance Sheet of the Personal Sector in an Emerging Market Country: South Africa 1975-2003
Official balance sheet estimates for the household sector are not currently available in South Africa, yet, with the country’s well developed financial sector and deep capital markets, asset market channels are likely to be important determinan...Consumption Personal finance Households