Drawing on a compilation of data from household surveys representing 130 countries, many over a period of 25 years, Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Martin Ravallion's paper, Global Poverty and Inequality : A Review of the Evidence reviews the evidence on levels and recent trends in global poverty and income inequality. It documents the negative correlations between both poverty and inequality indices.
[produced as a chapter for the Oxford Handbook on Economic Inequality, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2009.]
pdf: Policy Research Working Paper 4623
This paper—a product of the Poverty Team, Development Research Group—is part of a larger effort in the department to is part of a larger effort in the department to document the levels and changes in global poverty and inequality.