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The evolution of the global middle class

The middle class which used to be a concept that was only relevant to a few countries in North America and in Europe has really shifted dramatically today to Asia. And that change in the composition…

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Defining inequality

This module explores the various definitions and measures of inequality. We're going to look at some of the trends in inequality, largely the income inequality trends, both within countries and…

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Global versus within-country inequality

We know that climate change will have a disproportionate impact on poor and vulnerable countries and people, including women and children. Their livelihoods are threatened by climate change, and poor…

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Measuring income inequality

In this video, you will understand various different ways of measuring income inequality. Learn about the most common graphs of measurement. This video is licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA license.

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Convergence and poverty hotspots

You'll hear a lot about convergence as an important phenomenon in the discussion of inequality. And basically what convergence means is that, if there is convergence, inequality will tend to…

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Winners and losers in the global economy

In this video, learn about who benefits from economic growth and who's lost out, and what are the key constituencies in each group. There are always going to be winners and losers from economic…

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Tackling inequality

We can think about public policy interventions in three phases. The first phase is how we make sure that every child is able to perform up to their full potential, making sure that they have adequate…

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Measurement, trends, and rates of change

The simplest, most common way to measure poverty in a country is by looking at the number of people that are unable to afford a minimum basket of goods and services. The value of this basket is based…

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What do we mean by poverty and inequality?

There is widespread concern that economic growth has not been fairly shared, and that the economic crisis has only widened the gap between rich and poor. Explore the multiple causes which includes…

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Divided Societies

This lecture takes a look at social inclusion, addressing gini coefficients and the historical context for inequality, with a specific focus on the lasting affects of colonization and slavery. This…

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Crises of Poverty and Inequality

In this chapter, Professor Sachs talks about current challenges of poverty and inequality that he believes will give rise to a new kind of globalization in the 21st century, and gives estimates on…

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