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Global earnings inequality, 1970-2015 / Olle Hammar (Uppsala University), Daniel Waldenström (IFN and Paris School of Economics, CEPR, IZA, UCFS and UCLS) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserHammar, Olle ; Waldenström, Daniel
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, May 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10762
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-125618 
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We estimate trends in global earnings dispersion across occupational groups using a new database covering 66 developed and developing countries between 1970 and 2015. Our main finding is that global earnings inequality has declined, primarily during the 2000s, when the global Gini coefficient dropped nearly 10 points and the earnings share of the worlds poorest half doubled. Decomposition analyses emphasize the role of income convergence between poor and rich countries and that earnings have become more similar within occupations in traded industries. Sensitivity checks show that the results are robust to varying real exchange rates, inequality measures and population definitions.