Saturday, November 29, 2008

Global poverty and inequality : a review of the evidence

Drawing on a compilation of data from household surveys representing 130 countries, many over a period of 25 years, Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Martin Ravallion's paper, Global Poverty and Inequality : A Review of the Evidence reviews the evidence on levels and recent trends in global poverty and income inequality. It documents the negative correlations between both poverty and inequality indices.

[produced as a chapter for the Oxford Handbook on Economic Inequality, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2009.]

pdf: Policy Research Working Paper 4623

This paper—a product of the Poverty Team, Development Research Group—is part of a larger effort in the department to is part of a larger effort in the department to document the levels and changes in global poverty and inequality.

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