Measuring Global Inequality

Authors

  • Michael D. Yates

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-068-06-2016-10_1

Keywords:

Political Economy, Inequality

Abstract

It is by now well known that significant and growing economic inequality is a central feature of the U.S. economy, as previous articles in Monthly Review have shown. However, the same is also the case for much of the rest of the world. Inequality arises in other countries for reasons similar to those in the United States, but each nation has its own history, along with widely divergent economic and political structures. Here we will look first at the most recent data on global inequality, and then at its causes and consequences.

Published

2016-11-01

Issue

Section

Review of the Month