Statistics on Inequality Around the World



Africa Progress Panel. (2013) Equity in Extractives: Stewarding Africa’s natural resources for all. . (Africa Progress Panel, Geneva).

Berry, A. (1997) The Income Distribution Threat in Latin America. LARR 32, 3-40.

Bigsten, A. & Levin, J. (2005) in: Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: Prospects for Pro-poor Economic Development.   (eds A. Shorrocks & R. van der Hoeven)  (Oxford University Press).

Broad, R. & Cavanagh, J. (2012)  in Triple Crisis Vol. 2013.

Cornia, G. A. & Court, J. (2001)  Inequality, Growth and Poverty in the Era of Liberalization and Globalization. 45 (UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland).

Cornia, G.A. , Addison, T and Kiiski, S. (2004) “Income distribution changes and their impact in the post-Second World War period”, in Cornia, ed. 2004. Inequality, Growth and Poverty in the Era of Liberalization and Globalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press/ United Nations University, World Institute for Economics Research.

Davies, J., Sandström, S., Shorrocks, A. & Wolff, E. (2008) The World Distribution of Household Wealth. (UNU-WIDER, Helsinki).

Dollar, D. (2007) Poverty, inequality and social disparities during China’s economic reform. (World Bank).

ECLAC. (1997) La brecha de la equidad: América Latina, el Caribe y la cumbre social. (United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago).

Guimaraes, R & DESA (2005) The Inequality Predicament: Report on the World Social Situation 2005. New York: United Nations.

ILO. (2008) Income Inequalities in the Age of Financial Globalization. (International Institute for Labour Studies (International Labour Organisation), Geneva).

Kenworthy L, Pontusson J. (2005)  Rising inequality and the politics of redistribution in affluent countries. Perspectives on Politics 3(3):449-471.

Kuznets, S. (1995) Economic Growth and Income Inequality. American Economic Review 45, 1-28.

Londono, J. L. & Szekely, M. (1997) Distributional Surprises after a Decade of Reforms: Latin America in the Nineties. (Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC).

Meng, X., Gregory, R. & Wang, Y. (2005) Poverty, Inequality, and Growth in Urban China, 1986-2000, (Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany).

Milanovics, B. & Ersado, L. (2008) Reform and Inequality during the Transition: An Analysis Using Panel Household Survey Data, 1990–2005. (World Bank, Development Research Group, Poverty Team & Europe and Central Asia Region Human Development Network).

Milanovics, B. (2012) Global Income Inequality By the Numbers: In History and Now – An Overview., 21 (Washington DC).

Milanovics, B. (2009) Global Inequality Recalculated: The Effect of New 2005 PPP Estimates on Global Inequality. (World Bank Development Research Group, Poverty and Inequality Team).

OECD. (2011) Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising. (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).

Ortiz, I. & Cummins, M. (2011) Global Inequality: Beyond the Bottom Billion – A Rapid Review of Income Distribution in 141 Countries., (United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New York).

Ravallion, M. & Chen, S. (1997) What Can New Survey Data Tell Us about Recent Changes in Distribution and Poverty? World Bank Research Observer 11, 357– 382.

Ravallion, M. (2013) in: Development Progress Vol. 2013.

Rogers, D and Balázs, B. 2016. The View from Deprivation: Poverty, Inequality, and the Distribution of Wealth. In: Pogge, T., Köhler, G., Cimadamore, A.D. (eds). Poverty & the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): A critical assessment and a look forward. London: Zed Books. (Rogers_and_Balazs_2016)

UNICEF & UN Women. (2013)  Addressing Inequalities: Synthesis Report of Global Public Consultation. (New York: United Nations).

UNU-WIDER. (2008) ‘UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database, Version 2.0c, May 2008,

Wade, RH. (2001) The rising inequality of world income distribution. Finance & Development  38(4):567-589.

World Bank. (2011) GINI Index, By Country.

WorldBank. (2012) New Estimates Reveal Drop In Extreme Poverty 2005-2010.

WorldBank. PovcalNet: the on-line tool for poverty measurement developed by the Development Research Group of the World Bank,

WorldBank. (2013) World Bank Country Profiles for 2000 – 2011.