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The Resource Worlds apart : measuring international and global inequality, Branko Milanovic

Worlds apart : measuring international and global inequality, Branko Milanovic

Label
Worlds apart : measuring international and global inequality
Title
Worlds apart
Title remainder
measuring international and global inequality
Statement of responsibility
Branko Milanovic
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 distribution worldwide using, for the first time, household survey data from more than 100 countries. He evenhandedly explains the main approaches to the problem, offers a more accurate way of measuring inequality among individuals, and discusses the relevant policies of first-world countries and nongovernmental organizations." "Inequality has increased between nations over the last half century (richer countries have generally grown faster than poorer countries). And yet the two most populous nations, China and India, have also grown fast. But over the past two decades inequality within countries has increased. As complex as reconciling these three data trends may be, it is clear: the inequality between the world's individuals is staggering. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the richest 5 percent of people receive one-third of total global income, as much as the poorest 80 percent. While a few poor countries are catching up with the rich world, the differences between the richest and poorest individuals around the globe are huge and likely growing."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milanović, Branko
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Income distribution
  • Economic development
  • Globalization
  • Equality
  • Revenu
  • Développement économique
  • Mondialisation
  • Inégalité sociale
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Economic development
  • Equality
  • Globalization
  • Income distribution
  • Weltwirtschaft
  • Einkommensverteilung
  • Répartition du revenu
  • Inégalité sociale
  • Mondialisation
  • Développement économique
  • Inégalité globale
  • Electronic books
Label
Worlds apart : measuring international and global inequality, Branko Milanovic
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-221) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
ocn733057109
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 227 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400840816
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttv6gm
  • e723f660-1889-40ec-88db-734dc6f479a6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733057109
Label
Worlds apart : measuring international and global inequality, Branko Milanovic
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-221) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
ocn733057109
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 227 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400840816
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttv6gm
  • e723f660-1889-40ec-88db-734dc6f479a6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733057109

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