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Worlds apart : measuring international and global inequality

Author: Branko Milanović
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
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"We are used to thinking about inequality within countries - about rich Americans versus poor Americans, for instance. But what about inequality between all citizens of the world? Worlds Apart addresses just how to measure global inequality among individuals, and shows that inequality is shaped by complex forces often working in different directions. Branko Milanovic, a top World Bank economist, analyzes income  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Branko Milanović
ISBN: 0691121109 9780691121109 9780691130514 0691130515
OCLC Number: 56517904
Awards: Shortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2005.
Description: ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The promise of the twentieth century --
A topic whose time has come --
pt. 1. Setting the stage. --
The three concepts of inequality defined --
Other differences between the concepts --
International and world inequality compared --
pt. 2. Inequality among countries. --
Rising differences in per capita incomes --
Regional convergence, divergence, or ... "vergence" --
The shape of international GDP per capita distribution --
Winners and losers: increasing dominance of the west --
pt. 3. Global inequality. --
Concept 2 inequality: decreasing in the past twenty years --
High global inequality: no trend? --
A world without a middle class --
pt. 4. Concluding comments --
The three concepts of inequality in historical perspective --
Why does global inequality matter and what to do about it?
Responsibility: Branko Milanovic.
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