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Leading methodology to track inequality

Reference data to track economic inequality at the global level, within countries and over time. Based on the systematic combination of national accounts, survey and fiscal data.

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Open access data, easy-to-use visualization tools and transparent methodology for researchers, civil society, business and political communities.

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More than 100 top-level researchers involved, covering 70 countries over 5 continents. Entirely funded by public and non-profit actors.

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2020 Update of Macroeconomic Aggregates
July 10, 2020 | WID.world

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 | WID.world

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

The Missing Profits of Nations
June 30, 2020 | WID.world

How much profit each country loses or attracts because of tax competition? Between 1985 and 2018, the global average statutory corporate tax rate has fallen ... Continue reading

Post-colonial Trends of Income Inequality
June 15, 2020 | WID.world

Post-colonial Trends of Income Inequality: Evidence from the Overseas Departments of France In this paper, Yajna Govind analyzes the post-colonial trends of income inequality in four ... Continue reading

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