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Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)

The paper assesses the impact of overall inequality, as well as inequality among the poor and among the rich, on the growth rates along various percentiles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6963 JUL 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy; Milanovic, Branko

How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (English)

The academic literature on equality of opportunity has burgeoned. The concepts and measures have begun to be used by policy institutions, including in specific sectors such as health and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6980 JUL 01, 2014

Kanbur, Ravi; Wagstaff, Adam

Inequality of opportunity and economic growth : a cross-country analysis (English)

Income differences arise from many sources. While some kinds of inequality, caused by effort differences, might be associated with faster economic growth, other kinds, arising from unequal opportunities for investment, might be detrimental to economic progress. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6915 JUN 01, 2014

Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Lakner, Christoph; Lugo, Maria Ana; Ozler, Berk

Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (English)

Social welfare functions that assign weights to individuals based on their income levels can be used to document the relative importance of growth and inequality changes for changes in social welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6842 APR 01, 2014

Dollar, David; Kleineberg, Tatjana; Kraay, Aart

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) (English)

This issue of the Inequality in focus newsletter contains the following topics of interest: aspiration traps: when poverty stifles hope; and, explaining the gap between facts and perceptions of inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 84370 JAN 01, 2014

Flechtner, Svenja; Verme, Paolo Spanish, French

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : Pleins feux sur les inégalités (French)

This issue of the Inequality in focus newsletter contains the following topics of interest: aspiration traps: when poverty stifles hope; and, explaining the gap between facts and perceptions of inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 84370 JAN 01, 2014

Flechtner, Svenja; Verme, Paolo English, Spanish

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : La desigualdad bajo la lupa (Spanish)

This issue of the Inequality in focus newsletter contains the following topics of interest: aspiration traps: when poverty stifles hope; and, explaining the gap between facts and perceptions of inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 84370 JAN 01, 2014

Flechtner, Svenja; Verme, Paolo English, French

Inequality of opportunity, income inequality and economic mobility : some international comparisons (English)

Despite a recent surge in the number of studies attempting to measure inequality of opportunity in various countries, methodological differences have so far prevented meaningful international comparisons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6304 JAN 01, 2013

Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Peragine, Vito; Brunori, Paolo

World development report 2013 : inequality of opportunities in the labor market - evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper attempts to quantify the degree of inequality of opportunity in labor market outcomes for a selection of countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. ... See More +

Working Paper 73698 NOV 15, 2012

Abras, Ana; Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh; Hoyos, Alejandro

Global income inequality by the numbers : in history and now --an overview-- (English)

The paper presents an overview of calculations of global inequality, recently and over the long-run as well as main controversies and political and philosophical implications of the findings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6259 NOV 01, 2012

Milanovic, Branko

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (French)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Introduction to the Inequality in Focus series; An overview of global income inequality trends; Declining income inequality in Brazil: the proud outlier; Inequality of opportunity around the world: what do we know so far? ... See More +

Newsletter 79921 APR 01, 2012

Olinto, Pedro; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, Spanish

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (English)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Introduction to the Inequality in Focus series; An overview of global income inequality trends; Declining income inequality in Brazil: the proud outlier; Inequality of opportunity around the world: what do we know so far? ... See More +

Newsletter 79921 APR 01, 2012

Olinto, Pedro; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Mulligan, Mary Anne Spanish, French

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (Spanish)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Introduction to the Inequality in Focus series; An overview of global income inequality trends; Declining income inequality in Brazil: the proud outlier; Inequality of opportunity around the world: what do we know so far? ... See More +

Newsletter 79921 APR 01, 2012

Olinto, Pedro; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, French

¿Está el piso parejo para los niños en el Perú? Medición y comprensión de la evolución de las oportunidades (Spanish)

Over the past decade, Peru has achieved extraordinary rates of economic growth, significant reductions in poverty and a slight reduction in income inequality. ... See More +

Publication 66849 JAN 01, 2012

Escobal, Javier; Saavedra, Jaime; Vakis, Renos

Inequality of opportunities among children : how much does gender matter? (English)

Authors apply a decomposition method to a measure of inequality of opportunities among children (the human opportunity index) to examine the question of how much does gender of a child contribute to inequality in access to critical services that should be available as basic minimum opportunities to all children. ... See More +

Working Paper 76511 JUN 27, 2011

Narayan, Ambar; Hoyos, Alejandro

Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages : Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages (English)

Standard approaches to decomposing how much group differences contribute to inequality rarely show significant between-group inequality, and are of limited use in comparing populations with different numbers of groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5337 JUN 01, 2010

Rao, Vijayendra; Lanjouw, Peter

Inequality of economic opportunity in Turkey : an assessment using asset indicators and women's background variables (English)

Using information on asset ownership, housing quality, and access to services to construct an indicator of household wealth, the author estimates the share of inequality among prime-age Turkish women that can be attributed to unequal opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75432 MAR 01, 2010

Gignoux, Jeremie; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Aran, Meltem Turkish

Inequality of economic opportunity in Turkey : an assessment using asset indicators and women's background variables : Turkiye de ekonomik firsat esitsizligi : varlik gostergeleri ve kadinlarin altyapi degiskenleri kullanilarak yapilan bir degerlendirme (Turkish)

Using information on asset ownership, housing quality, and access to services to construct an indicator of household wealth, the author estimates the share of inequality among prime-age Turkish women that can be attributed to unequal opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75432 MAR 01, 2010

Gignoux, Jeremie; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Aran, Meltem English

Measuring inequality of opportunity with imperfect data : the case of Turkey (English)

The measurement of inequality of opportunity has hitherto not been attempted in a number of countries because of data limitations. This paper proposes two alternative approaches to circumventing the missing data problems in countries where a demographic and health survey and an ancillary household expenditure survey are available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5204 FEB 01, 2010

Gignoux, Jeremie; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Aran, Meltem

Global inequality and the global inequality extraction ratio: the story of the past two centuries (English)

Using social tables, the author makes an estimate of global inequality (inequality among world citizens) in the early 19th century. The analysis shows that the level and composition of global inequality have changed over the past two centuries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5044 SEP 01, 2009

Milanovic, Branko

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Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6963 Policy Research Working Paper
How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6980 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity and economic growth : a cross-country analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6915 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6842 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84370 Newsletter Spanish, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : Pleins feux sur les inégalités (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84370 Newsletter English, Spanish
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : La desigualdad bajo la lupa (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 84370 Newsletter English, French
Inequality of opportunity, income inequality and economic mobility : some international comparisons (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6304 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 2013 : inequality of opportunities in the labor market - evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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NOV 15, 2012 73698 Working Paper
Global income inequality by the numbers : in history and now --an overview-- (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6259 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (French)
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APR 01, 2012 79921 Newsletter English, Spanish
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (English)
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APR 01, 2012 79921 Newsletter Spanish, French
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (Spanish)
See More +
APR 01, 2012 79921 Newsletter English, French
¿Está el piso parejo para los niños en el Perú? Medición y comprensión de la evolución de las oportunidades (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2012 66849 Publication
Inequality of opportunities among children : how much does gender matter? (English)
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JUN 27, 2011 76511 Working Paper
Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages : Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5337 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of economic opportunity in Turkey : an assessment using asset indicators and women's background variables (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 75432 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Turkish
Inequality of economic opportunity in Turkey : an assessment using asset indicators and women's background variables : Turkiye de ekonomik firsat esitsizligi : varlik gostergeleri ve kadinlarin altyapi degiskenleri kullanilarak yapilan bir degerlendirme (Turkish)
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MAR 01, 2010 75432 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Measuring inequality of opportunity with imperfect data : the case of Turkey (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 WPS5204 Policy Research Working Paper
Global inequality and the global inequality extraction ratio: the story of the past two centuries (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5044 Policy Research Working Paper