Globalisation and Inequality: World Income Distribution and Living Standards, 1960-1998
Oslo, Utenriksdepartementet | 42 sider
Is globalisation a process that creates winners and losers, and thus leads to greater inequality? Such arguments are frequently heard in the public debate, and they are supported by some reports published by, among others, the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme). In this study, we examine whether global inequality has increased or decreased during the period from the 1960s until 1998. Our conclusion is that on the whole, global inequality between countries has decreased during this period. This applies to the analysis of income gaps, and the analysis of some indicators of living standards.
Studies on Foreign Policy Issues, Report 6B: 2000