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Public housing and intergenerational mobility in Singapore
September 29, 2023 |

In response to rising inequality and housing unaffordability around the world, governments have implemented various policies, including the provision of public housing. To what extent ... Continue reading

Global inequality of hourly income
September 25, 2023 |

Where do people work the most, and earn the most? Is there a link between working hours and income inequality? Anique Ahmed compares variations in ... Continue reading

Elections and social inequalities in France, 1789-2022
September 6, 2023 |

    Thomas Piketty and Julia Cagé‘s new book, Une histoire du conflit politique, Elections et inégalités sociales en France, 1789-2022,  is now available in ... Continue reading

2022 Activity Report
September 4, 2023 |

We are delighted to present our 2022 Activity Report. 2022 was marked by important milestones for the World Inequality Lab, highlighted by the publication and ... Continue reading

The far-right donation gap
August 29, 2023 |

Although the 21st century is often portrayed as the “age of philanthropy”, with an unprecedented increase in charitable giving, the proportion of the population giving ... Continue reading

Spatial wage inequality in North America and Western Europe 1975-2019
July 31, 2023 |

In recent decades, income inequality has been on the rise in most of the world’s leading economies. To what extent do spatial inequalities – such ... Continue reading

Social security wealth reduces wealth inequality in the EU, new study finds
July 28, 2023 |

The ageing of society means that public pension systems are becoming increasingly important. What is the impact of public pension entitlements on wealth inequality among ... Continue reading

Income inequality in the Duchy of Warsaw (1810/11)
July 28, 2023 |

The Duchy of Warsaw was a Polish state established by Napoleon Bonaparte, which existed in the years 1807-1815. Although the Duchy of Warsaw existed only ... Continue reading

The biological cost of the economic transition in Poland
July 28, 2023 |

Variation in height has two components: genetic and environmental. Genetic factors explain 70% of the variation in height. The rest of the variation is driven ... Continue reading