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Kyungmin Kim
''Income inequality convergence: Evidence from the World Inequality Database''
( 2022, Vol. 42 No.4 )
This paper analyzes the hypothesis of inequality convergence for the subsamples of developing and developed countries over the period 1980-2020 using the World Inequality Database ( To that end, I apply club convergence techniques, which allow for transitional heterogeneity. The results from the analysis of the top 10 percent income share reveal that there are different factors driving inequality across countries other than technological change and globalization. In contrast, the evolution of the top 1 percent income share follows a more synchronized pattern across developed and developing countries.
Keywords: Income inequality, convergence, clubs
JEL: D3 - Distribution: General
O1 - Economic Development: General
Manuscript Received : Jun 22 2022 Manuscript Accepted : Dec 30 2022

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