Policy Brief
Inequality, Growth and Poverty in the Era of Liberalization and Globalization

This policy brief reports the main findings of the study on changes in within-country income inequality over the last two decades and on the links between poverty, inequality, and growth. It focuses on inequality at the national level, i.e. the distribution of income among people within a country. As part of the project, UNU-WIDER compiled the World Income Inequality Database (WIID) - the most extensive database on inequality trends within countries. Analysis of the database and research papers highlight five main issues.