Departmental Papers (SPP)

Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

April 2008

Abstract

Glenn Firebaugh's The New Geography of Global Income Inequality has a clear thesis that it supports with a mountain of evidence. The thesis can be stated simply: global income inequality, which grew during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, is now declining because of the industrialization of Asia.

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Reprinted from Journal of Social History, March 2008, 2 pages.

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Date Posted: 30 April 2008