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Global inequality, poverty and wealth

Yeates, Nicola (2008). Global inequality, poverty and wealth. In: Ridge, Tess and Wright, Sharon eds. Understanding inequality, poverty and wealth: Policies and prospects. Understanding welfare: Social issues, policy and practice. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, pp. 81–101.

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Abstract

This chapter
• Reviews the varied meanings of poverty and inequality in a global context
• Distinguishes between international and global measures of inequality;
• Examines current data on the distribution of income and wealth worldwide
• Shows that a very large section of the world’s wealth is concentrated in the top one tenth of one percent of the population

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-86134-915-7, 978-1-86134-915-6
Keywords: Global distribution gap; Global measures of wealth; inequality; Global poverty; Global social policy; Global wealth distribution; Global wealth inequality;
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 13185
Depositing User: Nicola Yeates
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 09:26
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/13185
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