global-development

The typical American household is richer than 93 percent of the world

Meanwhile, the typical Indian household is richer than 23 percent of the world. Global inequality is bad, you guys.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 30, 2013
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The global upper class makes 32 times as much as the global lower class

The Gini coefficient has a lot of problems. The Palma ratio — the top ten percent's share of income, divided by the bottom 40 percent's — is a better measure. And at a global level, it's staggeringly high.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 26, 2013
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This chart might make you feel better about American inequality

The poorest Argentinians and Indians are actually poor. The poorest Americans are solidly middle-class, from a global perspective.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 15, 2013
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The surprising reason we need more women in the global workforce

Could more women in the workforce make for a more stable and prosperous global economy? Key IMF officials think so.

  • Katerina Sokou
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  • Jul 2, 2013
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