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 Country Comparisons

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780195300918
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199783441 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195300912.003.0009
  Country Comparisons

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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

Chapter.  3590 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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