Article

Poverty and Inequality: The Global Context

Francisco H. G. Ferreira and Martin Ravallion

in The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199606061
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199606061.013.0024

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Economics

 Poverty and Inequality: The Global Context

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Economics
  • Labour and Demographic Economics
  • Public Economics

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This article summarizes the recent evidence on global poverty and inequality, including both developed and developing countries. Section 1 discusses poverty and inequality data and presents evidence on levels and recent trends in poverty and inequality around the world. Section 2 turns to the issues involved in aggregating inequality indices across countries, in order to construct a meaningful measure of global inequality. Section 3 discusses the empirical relationship between economic growth, poverty, and inequality dynamics. Section 4 turns to the likely economic determinants of poverty and inequality changes. Section 5 offers some conclusions, and points to some promising research themes within this general topic.

Keywords: global poverty; inequlaity dynamics; global inequality; developed countries; developing countries; economic growth

Article.  14936 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Labour and Demographic Economics ; Public Economics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.