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Standardizing the World Income Inequality Database

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Cross-national research on the causes and consequences of income inequality has been hindered by the limitations of existing inequality data sets: greater coverage across countries and over time is available from these sources only at the cost of significantly reduced comparability across observations. The goal of the Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID) is to overcome these limitations. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Frederick Solt, 2009. "Standardizing the World Income Inequality Database," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 90(2), pages 231-242.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:90:y:2009:i:2:p:231-242
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