One Third of the Worlds Growth and Inequality
AbstractThis paper studies growth and inequality in China and India û two economies that account for a third of the world's population. By modelling growth and inequality as components in a joint stochastic process, the paper calibrates the impact each has on different welfare indicators and on the personal income distribution across the joint population of the two countries. For personal income inequalities in a China-India universe, the forces assuming first-order importance are macroeconomic: growing average incomes dominate all else. The relation between aggregate economic growth and within-country inequality is insignificant for inequality dynamics.
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China; distribution dynamics; Gini coefficient; headcount index; India; poverty; world individual income distribution;
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- D30 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - General
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- O57 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
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