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Global inequality
Panel discussion
Special panel on inequality A UNU-WIDER special panel on inequality — measurement, implications, and influencing change
28 February 2020 13:3015:00
House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki, Finland
Working Paper
A proposal for a new universal development commitment

Most Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries have accepted, in principle at least, the 50-year-old commitment of contributing 0.7 per cent of gross national income to supporting the development of countries in the Global Sout...

Global inequality Poverty alleviation Growth
Blog
In the Director's chair: Reflections on my first six months as Director

My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening, and rewarding...

SDGs sdg5 sdg8
Blog
Measuring inequality in middle-income countries

Income inequality is the result of complex processes with multiple interacting driving forces but understanding those drivers in emerging economies is particularly difficult because of data and analytical challenges...

Global inequality Economic inequality Top incomes
Blog
Inequality: Driving forces and policy solutions

The many faces of inequality Measuring inequality isn’t as simple as it may seem. We know that since the 1970s global inequality has been falling in relative terms, but absolute inequality has been increasing over the same period...

Global inequality WIID Income inequality
Panel discussion
Open dialogue on inequality in the 21st century
29 March 2019
Ex-Press Bar, Third Floor of the General Assembly, United Nations Headquarters, 1st Avenue at 46th Street, New York, United States
Past event
Presentation
Measuring Inequality in the 21st Century

The Human Development Report Office , LIS , the Stone Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), UNU-WIDER and the World Inequality Lab will host a symposium on Measuring Inequality in the 21st Century. The 2-day event will be held 28-29...

28 March 201929 March 2019
United Nations Headquarters , New York, United States
Past event
Policy Brief
Is global inequality rising or falling?

When measured in relative terms, global inequality has been decreasing. However, in absolute terms it has been increasing. What does this mean for analysing and addressing inequality?...

Global inequality Inequality measurement Economic growth
Working Paper
What might explain today’s conflicting narratives on global inequality?

How unequal is the world today? Is global income inequality falling, as many economists claim, or is it rising, as one often hears? This paper reviews the arguments and evidence...

Global inequality Measurement Household surveys
Journal Article
How polarized is the global income distribution?

The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution...

Polarization Bipolarization Polarization measures
Working Paper
How polarized is the global income distribution?

The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution...

Polarization Bipolarization Polarization measures
In the media
World Economic Forum features UNU-WIDER study on global inequality

The recent study on global inequality by UNU-WIDER experts has drawn the attention of the World Economic Forum. Laurence Roope, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, and Finn Tarp write in their column for the forum and vox.org about how absolute...

Global inequality
In the media
Recent UNU-WIDER study on global inequality continues to grab attention

News outlets continue to cover a recent UNU-WIDER study on global inequality.

Global inequality
Blog
Responding to crises: What can we do? What’s next?

Although sometimes over used, the word 'crisis' accurately describes many challenges of today's world, such as climage change, war and refugees, economic volatility, pandemics, and the continuing unmet needs of the poor, hungry, and negle...

Climate change Development Foreign aid
In the media
Global income inequality down in relative terms, up in absolute sums - Oxford University reports on UNU-WIDER study

Oxford University reports on UNU-WIDER research found that during the last four decades global income inequality decreased substantially in relative terms, but increased markedly in absolute terms. The study, published this week in the Review of...

Global inequality
Policy seminar
Global inequality – Trends and issues

On April 17th Professor Finn Tarp , Director of UNU-WIDER, delivered a seminar entitled 'Global Inequality – Trends and Issues' at SIDA HQ in Stockholm. The seminar highlighted recent UNU-WIDER research on the topic of inequality...

17 April 2015
SIDA, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm, Sweden
Past event
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