SOURCE: Roberto Patricio Korzeniewitcz and Timothy Patrick Moran, "World-Economic Trends in the Distribution of Income, 1965-1992," American Journal of Sociology 102(4) (January 1997), pp. 1000-39. Note: Percentage figures refer to people living in poorest 20%, etc., of nations.

Table 24: Share of global income of the richest and poorest 20% of world's population

Year Share of richest 20% Share of poorest 20% Ratio of

% % richest to poorest

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