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.



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

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