Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=308899
 
 

References (55)



 
 

Citations (79)



 


 



True World Income Distribution, 1988 and 1993: First Calculation Based on Household Surveys Alone


Branko Milanovic


World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG); University of Maryland


The Economic Journal, Vol. 112, pp. 51-92, 2002

Abstract:     
The paper derives world income or expenditure distribution of individuals for 1988 and 1993. It is the first paper to calculate world distribution for individuals based entirely on household surveys from 91 countries, and adjusted for differences in purchasing power parity between countries. Measured by the Gini index, inequality increased from 63 in 1988 to 66 in 1993. The increase was driven more by differences in mean incomes between countries than by inequalities within countries. The most important contributors were rising urban-rural differences in China, and slow growth of rural incomes in South Asia compared to several large developed economies.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 42

Accepted Paper Series


Date posted: December 10, 2002  

Suggested Citation

Milanovic, Branko, True World Income Distribution, 1988 and 1993: First Calculation Based on Household Surveys Alone. The Economic Journal, Vol. 112, pp. 51-92, 2002. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=308899

Contact Information

Branko Milanovic (Contact Author)
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) ( email )
1818 H. Street, N.W.
MSN3-311
Washington, DC 20433
United States
202-473-6968 (Phone)
202-522-1153 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://econ.worldbank.org/staff/bmilanovic
University of Maryland ( email )
College Park, MD 20742
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 948
Downloads: 27
References:  55
Citations:  79

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo2 in 0.250 seconds