The Global Income Inequality Project

Surveys and data


Using household level data allows us to take account of full household incomes, rather than just that of the primary wage earner. It will also provide the means to adjust for changing demographic structures. Our research will result in the creation of new datasets which we are committed to making publicly available. We have produced bibliographies of household surveys by country and associated measures on inequality derived from the data we have extracted from these surveys. We are adding to it all the time, so if you would like further information about any of the surveys please do contact us.

One reason our focus ends in the 1960s is the onset of computerised data storage from around that time. Our new datasets, which we will make available on this webpage, will collect and digitise for the first time data currently held in diverse archives.