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Nigerian daily business paper draws on the WIID
An editorial published in Business Day, a daily business newspaper based in Lagos, has drawn on the World Income Inequality Database (WIID) to point to Nigeria’s growing inequality. The piece uses the database along with measures from the World Bank and other studies to shed light on how wealth is distributed in the country – and how the landscape has shifted over time. According to the author, inequality is at the centre of ongoing strife in the country.
An extract from the article
'Over the years, the United Nations University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) has assembled a database of inequality measured with the Gini coefficient across several developing and developed countries in the World Income Inequality Database. We extracted the data for Nigeria and it shows that between 1972 and 2010, inequality has a positive trend line – which shows that inequality has been increasing in Nigeria over time.'
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