By most measures the gap between rich and poor, globally and within countries, has been growing.

May 9, 2015

By most measures the gap between rich and poor, globally and within countries, has been growing. The difference in per capita income between the world's wealthiest 20% and the poorest 20% was 30:1 in 1960 this ratio jumped to 78:1 in 1994 and decreased slightly to 74:1 in 1999.

 

Source: UNFPA State of World Population 2002, 14 1,2 " Wade, R.H., 2001, "The Rising Inequality of World Income Distribution." Finance and Development 38(4).

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