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The World Distribution of Household Wealth

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  • James B. Davies
  • Anthony Shorrocks
  • Edward N. Wolff

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There has been much recent research on the world distribution of income, but also growing recognition of the importance of other contributions to well-being, including those of household wealth. Wealth is important in providing security and opportunity, particularly in poorer countries that lack full social safety nets and adequate facilities for borrowing and lending. [Discussion Paper No. 2008/03]

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  • James B. Davies & Anthony Shorrocks & Edward N. Wolff, 2010. "The World Distribution of Household Wealth," Working Papers id:3217, eSocialSciences.
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    wealth; net worth; personal assets; wealth inequality; households; balance sheets; portfolios;

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