Between 1990-2007 poorest 40% increased its share of total income less than 1%
the poorest 40 percent of the global population increased its share of total income by less than one percent between 1990 and 2007.
Isabel Ortiz Matthew Cummins, GLOBAL INEQUALITY: BEYOND THE BOTTOM BILLION – A Rapid Review of Income Distribution in 141 Countries, UNICEF POLICY AND PRACTICE © United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New York, April 2011 Policy, Advocacy and Knowledge Management, Division of Policy and Practice, 11. UNICEF 3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017 April 2011 This is a working document. It has been prepared to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and to stimulate discussion. The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of UNICEF or the United Nations. The text has not been edited to official publication standards, and UNICEF accepts no responsibility for errors. The designations in this publication do not imply an opinion on legal status of any country or territory, or of its authorities, or the delimitation of frontiers. The editors of the series are Isabel Ortiz and David Anthony of UNICEF Policy and Practice Division. For more information on the series, or to submit a working paper, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. A Rapid Review of Income Distribution in 141 Countries UNICEF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC POLICY WORKING PAPER April 2011 http://www.unicef.org/socialpolicy/files/Global_Inequality.pdf