The global consumption and income project (GCIP): an overview

Lahoti, Rahul and Jayadev, Arjun and Reddy, Sanjay G. (2016) The global consumption and income project (GCIP): an overview. Journal of Globalization and Development, 7 (1). pp. 61-108.

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We introduce two separate datasets (The Global Consumption Dataset (GCD) and The Global Income Dataset (GID)) making possible an unprecedented portrait of consumption and income of persons over time, within and across countries, around the world. The current benchmark version of the dataset presents estimates of monthly real consumption and income for every percentile of the population (a ‘consumption/income profile’) for more than 160 countries and more than half a century (1960-2015). We describe the construction of the datasets and demonstrate possible uses by presenting some sample results concerning the distribution of consumption, poverty and inequality in the world.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consumption, Income, Growth, Global Income Distribution, Poverty, Inclusive Growth, Inequality
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Social sciences > Economics > Financial economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Liberal Studies
Depositing User: Mr. Krishnamoorti Chavan
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 11:48
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 11:48
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