Economic Progress

These are the factors leading to unfair inequality

And what can we do about it? Image: REUTERS/Stringer

Andreas Peichl

Director of the ifo Center for Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys, University of Munich

Ravi Kanbur

T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, Cornell University

Paul Hufe

Doctoral researcher, University of Munich

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Notes: The gray bars indicate unfair inequality; the black crosses indicate total inequality according to the MLD metric. The vertical red line indicates the unweighted country average in unfair inequality.
Notes: The grey line indicates unfair inequality; the black crosses indicate total inequality according to the MLD metric.
Notes: LB-Lower Bound; UB-Upper Bound. The dark-grey bars indicate unfair inequality due to violations of freedom from poverty; the light-grey bars indicate unfair inequality due to violations of equality of opportunity. The vertical red lines indicate unweighted country averages, respectively. The black crosses indicate total inequality according to the MLD metric.
Notes: LB-Lower Bound; UB-Upper Bound. The blue line indicates unfair inequality due to violations of freedom from poverty; the red line indicates unfair inequality due to violations of equality of opportunity. The black crosses indicate total inequality according to the MLD metric.
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