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Electoral cleavages and socioeconomic inequality in Germany
July 24, 2020 |

Electoral cleavages and socioeconomic inequality in Germany, 1949-2017 In this paper, Fabian Kosse and Thomas Piketty explore the changing relationships between party support, electoral cleavages ... Continue reading

Income Inequality under Colonial Rule
July 17, 2020 |

Income Inequality under Colonial Rule: Evidence from French Algeria, Cameroon, Tunisia, and Vietnam and comparisons with British colonies 1920-1960 In this paper, Facundo Alvaredo, Denis Cogneau ... Continue reading

2020 Update of Macroeconomic Aggregates
July 10, 2020 |

The World Inequality Database has been updated to include the latest data on macroeconomic aggregates. The series and GDP and net national income now cover ... Continue reading

Political Cleavages in South Africa
July 8, 2020 |

Extreme Inequality and the Structure of Political Cleavages in South Africa, 1994-2019 In this paper, Amory Gethin draws on political attitudes surveys to study the ... Continue reading

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