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Published: 16 June 2005

464 Pages | numerous figures and tables


ISBN: 9780199284108

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Inequality, Growth, and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Edited by Giovanni Andrea Cornia

WIDER Studies in Development Economics

  • An extensive review of the literature on inequality changes by country combined with quantitative analysis of trends in inequality indexes based on the World Income Inequality Database (WIID at UNU/WIDER).
  • Shows that inequality has increased in 70 per cent of the 73 countries studied.
  • Exhaustive measures of the impact on inequality of various sets of factors, including the Washington Consensus policies.
  • Assesses the likely impacts of rising inequality on poverty and economic growth.