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Poverty, inequality and the distribution of income in the G20

Sala-i-Martin, Xavier; Mohapatra, Sanket

This paper follows Sala-i-Martin (2002) and estimates the distribution of income for the G20 countries for every year between 1970 and 1998. Two important aspects of the distribution are then analyzed: the poverty rates (the fraction of the G20 that earn incomes of less than 1 dollar and less than 2 dollars a day) and various measures of inequality. By all counts, the G20 have performed very well over the last three decades.

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Economics
Publisher
Department of Economics, Columbia University
Series
Department of Economics Discussion Papers, 0203-10
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March 24, 2011

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November 2002