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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 ... Continue reading

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 ... Continue reading

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 ... Continue reading

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 ... Continue reading

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 ... Continue reading

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 ... Continue reading

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 ... Continue reading

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 ... Continue reading

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 ... Continue reading