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Handbook of Income Distribution by Francois Bourguignon, Anthony B. Atkinson

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Chapter 8

Post-1970 Trends in Within-Country Inequality and Poverty

Rich and Middle-Income Countries

Salvatore Morelli*,; Timothy Smeeding; Jeffrey Thompson§    * CSEF, University of Naples, Federico II, Naples, Italy INET Oxford, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA§ Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington, DC, USA

Abstract

Like the other chapters in this volume of the Handbook of Income Distribution (and its predecessor), the aim of this chapter is to provide a comprehensive review of a particular area of research. We examine the literature on post-1970 trends in poverty and income inequality, up to 2010 or 2011 in most countries. We provide measures of the levels and trends in each of these ...

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