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Paris Conference Calls for UN Tax Convention to Combat Inequality
April 12, 2024 | WID.world

  200 economists, researchers and campaigners from across Europe and the world gathered in Paris on 14-15 March 2024 to discuss the impact of a ... Continue reading

Institutional and Political Factors Influence Long-Term Income Inequality in Eastern Europe in the XX Century: Lessons from Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia
April 2, 2024 | WID.world

Eastern Europe has undergone dramatic socio-economic and political changes during the twentieth century. This makes the region an interesting laboratory for studying inequality and political ... Continue reading

Top earners and the great compression in the US 1918-1949
March 28, 2024 | WID.world

Wage inequality in the United States declined substantially in the years surrounding the Second World War. This phenomenon stands out as a primary catalyst in ... Continue reading

Domestic resources insufficient to eradicate extreme poverty, international solidarity needed
March 26, 2024 | WID.world

The very first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) reads: “By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than ... Continue reading

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