Christoph Lakner is an economist in the Development Research Group (Poverty & Inequality team) at the World Bank. His research interests include inequality, poverty, and labour markets in developing countries. In particular, he has been working on global inequality, the relationship between inequality of opportunity and growth, implications of regional price differences for inequality, and the income composition of top incomes. He holds a D.Phil., M.Phil. and B.A. in Economics from the University of Oxford.
Inequality in the typical country in the last 25 years
10 Feb 2017
While inequality has received a great deal of attention in the public debate in recent times, the poor quality of data available on this issue is a constraint. Based on a recently-compiled database of the World Bank, this column presents the trend for within-country inequality for the average country.
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