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Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization
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Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Giovanni Andrea Cornia

Abstract

Based on an extensive review of relevant literature and an econometric analysis of inequality indexes, this book provides the first systematic analysis of the changes in within‐country income inequality over the last 20 years. Within‐country income inequality has risen since the early 1980s in most of the OECD, in all transitional countries, and in many developing countries; more recently, inequality has also risen in India and nations affected by the Asian crisis. Altogether, over the last 20 years, inequality worsened in 70% of the 73 countries analysed in the book, with the Gini index risin ... More

Keywords: Case Studies, deregulation, developing countries, econometric analysis, economic growth, economic policy, economic reform, education, financial liberalization, globalization, growth, income, income distribution, income inequality, India, inequality, inequality indexes, international trade, labour market, labour market deregulation, landownership, landownership inequality, liberalization, migration, North–South trade, poverty, public expenditure, public expenditure reform, rural–urban inequality, safety nets, South Africa, spatial inequality, tax reform, taxation, technological change, Thailand, trade, Trade liberalization, trade policy, trade reform, transitional countries, Turkey, Venezuela, wage differentials, wage spread

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199271412
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199271410.001.0001

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Giovanni Andrea Cornia, editor
University of Florence
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PART I INCOME DISTRIBUTION TRENDS, THEORIES, AND POLICIES

PART II TRADITIONAL CAUSES OF INEQUALITY: STILL RELEVANT FOR EXPLAINING ITS RISE IN THE 1980S AND THE 1990S?

PART III RECENT FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME

PART IV COUNTRY CASE STUDIES

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