Title
The relativity of decreasing inequality between countries The relativity of decreasing inequality between countries
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Sociology
Economics
Source (journal)
Economica / London School of Economics and Political Science. - London
Volume/pages
81(2014) :322 , p. 276-292
ISSN
0013-0427
1468-0335
ISI
000332599000006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We study the evolution of population-weighted between-country inequality in the period 19802009. Whereas previous studies almost exclusively focused on relative inequality measures, we consider relative, absolute and intermediate versions of the Lorenz dominance criterion and of the S-Gini and generalized entropy classes of inequality measures. The analysis yields robust evidence for increasing absolute inequality. Moreover, this conclusion is preserved for intermediate views substantially in the direction of the relative view. In contrast, robust evidence for decreasing inequalitybe it relative, absolute or intermediate is virtually absent. These findings challenge the widely accepted claim of decreasing between-country inequality.
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