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The global consumption and income project: An introduction and preliminary findings

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  • Rahul Lahoti
  • Arjun Jayadev
  • Sanjay G. Reddy

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We introduce two separate datasets?the Global Consumption Dataset and the Global Income Dataset?containing an unprecedented portrait of consumption and income of persons over time, within and across countries, around the world. The benchmark version of the dataset presents estimates in purchasing power parity units of monthly real consumption and income for every decile of the population (a 'consumption/income profile') for 133 countries and more than half a century (1960-2012).

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  • Rahul Lahoti & Arjun Jayadev & Sanjay G. Reddy, 2015. "The global consumption and income project: An introduction and preliminary findings," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2015-003, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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