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Inequality across 700 years

January 31, 2024 | WID.world

Following the publication of Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century in 2013, there has been a growing interest in economic inequality and its

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The wealth of generations

January 24, 2024 | WID.world

Since the 1980s, rich countries have witnessed an increase in wealth-to-income ratios, wealth inequality, and a boom in asset prices. Yet, little is known about

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Income Inequality in South Korea, 1933-2022

January 22, 2024 | WID.world

While South Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world in the 1960s, it sustained positive growth in the 1980s and 1990s until

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New article published in JEEA on income inequality and taxation in Italy

January 16, 2024 | WID.world

The article “Reconstructing Income Inequality in Italy: New Evidence and Tax System Implications from Distributional National Accounts” by Demetrio Guzzardi, Elisa Palagi, Andrea Roventini, and

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The Long Way to Gender Equality

January 15, 2024 | WID.world

What are the contexts and factors that enable or hinder gender pay equalization?  What pathways have led to greater gender pay equality and where is

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New article published in JEEA on wealth inequality in Italy

January 12, 2024 | WID.world

The article “The concentration of personal wealth in Italy 1995–2016” by Paolo Acciari, Facundo Alvaredo, and Salvatore Morelli, has been published in the Journal of

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Inequality in lifetime earnings in France

January 8, 2024 | WID.world

How does inequality evolve over a lifetime? What are the differences in earnings between men and women over time? Cross-sectional measures of earnings inequality have

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Poland in the 21st century – one of the most unequal countries in Europe

December 26, 2023 | WID.world

Poland has experienced the fastest growth in Europe during its transition from communism to a market economy, with real average national income per capita more

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What’s new about wealth inequality in the world?

December 22, 2023 | WID.world

The 2023 update of the World Inequality Database includes wealth inequality data up to 2022. Key findings The top 10% own nearly ¾ of the

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