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Worlds Apart:
Measuring International and Global Inequality
Branko Milanovic

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments vii
Prologue: The Promise of the Twentieth Century 1
Introduction: A Topic Whose Time Has Come 3

PART I: SETTING THE STAGE

Chapter 1: The Three Concepts of Inequality Defined 7
Chapter 2: Other Differences between the Concepts 12
Chapter 3: International and World Inequality Compared 20

PART II: INEQUALITY AMONG COUNTRIES

Chapter 4: Rising Differences in Per Capita Incomes 31
Chapter 5: Regional Convergence, Divergence, or . . . ''Vergence'' 45
Chapter 6: The Shape of International GDP Per Capita Distribution 51
Chapter 7: Winners and Losers: Increasing Dominance of the West 61

PART III: GLOBAL INEQUALITY

Chapter 8: Concept 2 Inequality: Decreasing in the Past Twenty Years 85
Chapter 9: High Global Inequality: No Trend? 101
Chapter 10: A World without a Middle Class 128

PART IV: CONCLUDING COMMENTS

Chapter 11: The Three Concepts of Inequality in Historical Perspective 139
Chapter 12: Why Does Global Inequality Matter and What to Do about It? 149
Appendixes 1-7 163

Notes 195
References 213
Index of Authors 223
Index of Subjects 225

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