The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income. And they die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.
There were differences in income between the regions of the world; but as you can see from Figure 1. Nobody thinks the world is flat today, when it comes to income. Countries are arranged according to GDP per capita from the poorest on the left of the diagram Liberiato the richest on the right Singapore.
For every country there are ten bars, corresponding to the ten deciles of income. Norway, the country with the second highest GDP per capita, does not have a particularly tall skyscraper it is hidden between the skyscrapers for Singapore and the third richest country, the US because income is more evenly distributed in Norway than in some other rich countries.
The analysis in Figure 1. World income distribution in Countries are ranked by GDP per capita from left to right. The interactive graphic and data to download are available here. Global Consumption and Income Project. Bob Sutcliffe designed the representation of global inequality in Figure 1.
A first version was published in: See the interactive version of this graph on the Globalinc website. World income distribution in In the ranking of countries by GDP was different. The poorest countries, coloured darkest red, were Lesotho and China. The richest darkest green were Switzerland, Finland and then the US.
At that time the skyscrapers were not as tall: World income distribution in You can see from the colours that some countries changed their ranking between and China dark red is now richer; Uganda, also red, is in the middle of the distribution amongst countries coloured yellow.
Some taller skyscrapers have appeared: World income distribution in Bymany countries have changed their ranking. China has grown rapidly since But the countries that were richest in darkest green are still near the top in Inequality within countries has risen Income distributions have become more unequal in many of the richer countries: In the middle-income countries, too, there is a big step up at the back of the figure: Two things are clear from the distribution.
First, in every country, the rich have much more than the poor. It is more commonly defined as the income of the 90th percentile divided by that of the 10th percentile.
Inequality within the very poorest countries is difficult to see in the graph, but it is definitely there: The second thing that jumps out from Figure 1. Average income in Norway is 19 times the average income in Nigeria. He would report back that the differences in income between the countries of the world were relatively minor by comparison.
Countries that took off economically before Figure 1. The vast differences in income between the countries of the world today take us back to Figure 1.
The countries that took off economically before —UK, Japan, Italy—are now rich. They and countries like them are in the skyscraper part of Figure 1. The countries that took off only recently, or not at all, are in the flatlands.
Choose five countries that you are interested in. Describe the differences between countries and the changes over time that you find. Can you think of any explanations for them? The estimate of living standards that we used in Figure 1.Start studying Writing about Inequalities.
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