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Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195300918

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195300912.001.0001

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Country Comparisons

Country Comparisons

Chapter:
(p.95) 9 Country Comparisons
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Income Distribution
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Fred Campano (Contributor Webpage)

Dominick Salvatore (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195300912.003.0009

This chapter compares the living standards between countries. Per capita comparisons and the estimation of international poverty thresholds are discussed in light of purchasing power parity and market or official exchange rates. The United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index is discussed.

Keywords:   Human Development Index, per capita income, Penn World Table, purchasing power parity, standard of living, quantile comparisons

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