43 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2014 Last revised: 14 Apr 2016
Date Written: March 27, 2016
We introduce two separate datasets (The Global Consumption Dataset (GCD) and The Global Income Dataset (GID)) making possible an unprecedented portrait of consumption and income of persons over time, within and across countries, around the world. The current benchmark version of the dataset presents estimates of monthly real consumption and income for quantiles of the population (a ‘consumption/income profile’) for more than 160 countries and more than half a century (1960-2015). We describe the construction of the datasets and demonstrate possible uses by presenting some sample results concerning the distribution of consumption, poverty and inequality in the world.
Keywords: Consumption, Income, Growth, Global Income Distribution, Global Poverty, Inclusive Growth, Inequality, International Comparisons, National Accounts, Poverty, Poverty Measurement, Welfare
JEL Classification: B41, C80, I30, I32, O10, O15
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Lahoti, Rahul and Jayadev, Arjun and Reddy, Sanjay G., The Global Consumption and Income Project (GCIP): An Overview (March 27, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2480636