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Book Chapter
Venezuela

From the book: Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America

Economic growth Income distribution Labor market
Working Paper
Horizontal inequalities and affirmative action: An analysis of attitudes towards redistribution across groups in Africa

Inequalities between ethnic or racial groups, defined as horizontal inequalities, are pervasive and persistent. They persist due to cumulative and reinforcing inequalities arising from unequal access to different types of capital...

Equality and inequality Ethnic relations Income distribution
Working Paper
Taxation and inequality in developing countries: Lessons from the recent experience of Latin America

This paper aims to advance understanding about the relationship between taxation and inequality in developing countries, focusing on the recent experience of Latin America...

Economic policy Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working Paper
Global inequality: How large is the effect of top incomes?

In this paper, we estimate the recent evolution of global interpersonal inequality and examine the effect of omitted top incomes on the level and direction of global inequality...

Equality and inequality Income Income distribution
Video
WIDER Annual Lecture by C. Peter Timmer

View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Managing structural transformation post-2015.

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
About
Presentation - AL18

The WIDER Annual Lecture 18 was delivered on 18 November at the UN Headquarters in New York. The lecture, given by Professor Emeritus C. Peter Timmer of Harvard University, focused on the topic of structural transformation, especially within the...

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
About
Photos - AL18

Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 18.

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
About
Contributors - AL18

Short biographies of those who contributed to the event.

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
Blog
The world’s new middles - Implications for the future of development and aid

The storyline The basic storyline of this blog is economic growth since the Cold War. It is outlined how growth has produced two new middles...

Economic growth Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working Paper
The world’s two new middles: Growth, precarity, structural change, and the limitations of the special case

This paper discusses the emergence of two new middles since the Cold War, namely middle-income countries and people living above absolute poverty but below a security-from poverty-line. The paper sets out what has happened...

Economic growth Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working Paper
Estimating the level and distribution of global wealth, 2000–14

Davies et al. (2008, 2011) provided the first estimates of the global distribution of wealth, using 2000 as the benchmark year...

Econometrics Income distribution
Video
Progress in Data and Measurement

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 5.1

Database Inequality Health
Video
New Approaches to Measurement

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 4.3

Index numbers (Economics) Inequality Measurement (Poverty)
Video
Appraising World Income Inequality Databases

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Journal of Economic Inequality panel

Database Inequality Income distribution
Video
Middle Classes and Polarization

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 1.2

Income distribution Middle class Inequality
The Income Distribution in Latin America (IDLA) Dataset

The dataset on Income Distribution in Latin America (IDLA) has been developed in the context of the UNU – WIDER’s Research Project on “The New Policy Model, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Evidence from the Last Decade and Prospects for the...

Latin America Income distribution Inequality
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