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The Impact of Liberalisation and Globalisation on Income Inequality in Developing and Transitional Economies

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  • Giovanni Andrea Cornia

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This paper reviews changes in global, between-country and within-country inequality over 1980-2000 against the background of the shifts that occurred in this area during the globalisation of 1870-1914. The paper finds that recent changes in global and between-country inequality are not marked and depend in part on the conventions adopted for their measurement. In contrast, within-country inequality appears to have risen clearly in two thirds of the 73 countries analyzed mainly because of the policy drive towards domestic deregulation and external liberalisation. The paper concludes by analysing the differences between the inequality changes observed during 1980-2000 and 1870-1914.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 843.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_843

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  1. Rolf Maier, 2005. "External Debt and Pro-Poor Growth," Macroeconomics 0504031, EconWPA.
  2. Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins, 2011. "Global Inequality: Beyond the Bottom Billion – A Rapid Review of Income Distribution in 141 Countries," Working papers 1102, UNICEF,Division of Policy and Strategy.
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  6. Lübker, Malte, 2005. "Globalization and perceptions of social inequality," ILO Working Papers 376167, International Labour Organization.
  7. Rolf Maier, 2005. "Trade Policy and Pro-Poor Growth," International Trade 0504007, EconWPA.
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