The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Inequality Between Nations

  • François Bourguignon
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Inequalities between nations are large but determining their magnitude and whether they have increased or decreased over time is not a simple matter. The conclusions that one reaches depend on the concept of inequality that one uses and on the point of view that one adopts.


Child mortality Educational attainment Gini ratio Global inequality Globalization Household surveys Income mobility Inequality between nations Inter-country inequality International inequality Nutrition Power Purchasing power parity Value judgements Voice Well-being 

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