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World Inequality Report 2018

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$25.95 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674984554

Publication Date: 07/09/2018


344 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

40 tables and 90 graphs

Belknap Press


  • Acknowledgments
  • Highlights for 2018
  • Introduction: Better Inequality Data for a More Informed Democratic Debate
  • I. The Wid.World Project
    • 1. The Measurement of Economic Inequality
  • II. Trends in Global Income Inequality
    • 2. Global Income Inequality Dynamics
    • 3. Trends in Income Inequality between Countries
    • 4. Trends in Income Inequality within Countries
    • 5. Income Inequality in the United States
    • 6. Income Inequality in France
    • 7. Income Inequality in Germany
    • 8. Income Inequality in China
    • 9. Income Inequality in Russia
    • 10. Income Inequality in India
    • 11. Income Inequality in the Middle East
    • 12. Income Inequality in Brazil
    • 13. Income Inequality in South Africa
  • III. Public versus Private Capital Dynamics
    • 14. Wealth–Income Ratios across the World
    • 15. The Evolution of Aggregate Wealth–Income in Developed Countries
    • 16. Comparing the Experiences of Former Communist States
    • 17. Capital Accumulation, Private Property, and Rising Inequality in China
    • 18. The Rise of Private Property in Russia
  • IV. Trends in Global Wealth Inequality
    • 19. Global Wealth Inequality: Trends and Projections
    • 20. Comparing Trends in Personal Wealth Inequality across the World
    • 21. Wealth Inequality in the United States
    • 22. Wealth Inequality in France
    • 23. Wealth Inequality in Spain
    • 24. Wealth Inequality in the UK
  • V. Tackling Economic Inequality
    • 25. What is the Future of Global Income Inequality?
    • 26. Tackling Rising Inequality at the Top: The Role of Progressive Taxation
    • 27. Tax Policy in a Global Environment: The Case for a Global Financial Register
    • 28. Tackling Inequality at the Bottom: The Need for More Equal Access to Education and Good-Paying Jobs
    • 29. A Message from the Past: Let Governments Invest in the Future
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Notes

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