Executive summary


Part I - The project and the measurement of economic inequality

Part II - Trends in global income inequality
2.1 Global income inequality dynamics
2.2 Trends in income inequality between countries
2.3 Trends in income inequality within countries
2.4 Income inequality in the United States
2.5 Income inequality in France
2.6 Income inequality in Germany
2.7 Income inequality in China
2.8 Income inequality in Russia
2.9 Income Inequality in India
2.10 Income Inequality in the Middle East
2.11 Income inequality in Brazil
2.12 Income inequality in South Africa

Part III - Public versus private capital dynamics
3.1 Wealth-income ratios across the world
3.2 The evolution of aggregate wealth-income ratios in developed countries
3.3 Comparing the experiences of former communist states
3.4 Capital Accumulation, Private Property, and Rising Inequality in China
3.5 The rise of private property in Russia

Part IV - Trends in global wealth inequality
4.1 Global wealth inequality: trends and projections
4.2 Comparing trends in personal wealth inequality across the world
4.3 Wealth inequality in the United States
4.4 Wealth inequality in France
4.5 Wealth inequality in Spain
4.6 Wealth inequality in the UK

Part V - Tackling economic inequality
5.1 What is the future of global income inequality?
5.2 Tackling rising inequality at the top: the role of progressive taxation
5.3 Tax policy in a global environment: the case for a global financial register
5.4 Tackling inequality at the bottom: the need for more equal access to education and good paying jobs
5.5 A message from the past: let governments invest in the future