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Inequality, Income and Poverty: Comparative Global Evidence

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Analysing a large sample of 1980-2004 unbalanced panel data, the current study presents comparative global evidence on the role of (income) inequality in poverty reduction. The evidence involves both an indirect channel via the tendency of high inequality to decrease the rate at which income is transformed to poverty reduction and the tendency of rising inequality to increase poverty.

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  • Augustin Kwasi Fosu, 2010. "Inequality, Income and Poverty: Comparative Global Evidence," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2010-093, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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