Inequality: Measurement, Trends, Impacts and Policies

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Tony Addison

United Nations University

Jukka Pirttila

United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER); Tampere University of Technology

Finn Tarp

University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 2017

Abstract

Many low‐ and middle‐income countries are achieving good rates of economic growth, while high inequality remains a priority concern. Some countries meanwhile have low growth, high inequality, and pervasive poverty—often linked to their fragility. There is now active debate on how countries should set themselves goals for achieving both absolute poverty reduction and lower inequality. But policy action needs to be better served by analysis and data.

Keywords: developing countries, inequality, poverty, vulnerability

JEL Classification: I3, O1

Suggested Citation

Addison, Tony and Pirttila, Jukka and Tarp, Finn, Inequality: Measurement, Trends, Impacts and Policies (December 2017). Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 63, Issue 4, pp. 603-607, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3079137 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/roiw.12352

Tony Addison (Contact Author)

United Nations University ( email )

Katajanokanlaituri 6B
Helsinki, FIN-00160
Finland

Jukka Pirttila

United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER) ( email )

Katajanokanlaituri 6B
Helsinki, FIN-00160
Finland

Tampere University of Technology ( email )

P.O. 541, Korkeakoulunkatu 8 (Festia building)
Tampere, FI-33101
Finland

Finn Tarp

University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics ( email )

Ă˜ster Farimagsgade 5
Bygning 26
1353 Copenhagen K.
Denmark

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