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An Overview of Global Income Inequality Trends

  • Pedro Olinto

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    (World Bank)

  • Jaime Saavedra

    ()

    (World Bank)

The article reviews trends in global poverty and inequality in the recent decades. It provides evidence that global poverty, especially extreme poverty, reduced significantly, however income disparities between global citizens of the world remained unchanged. The article also discusses policy implications of widening inequality within countries and globally.

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Article provided by The World Bank in its journal Inequality in Focus.

Volume (Year): 1 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 1-4

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Handle: RePEc:wbk:prminq:v01:i01-01-april2012
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