The Global Earnings Inequality Database


Version 2.0, September 2019. For variable definitions and calculations, see Hammar and Waldenström (2020). Please cite as: Hammar, O. and Waldenström, D. (2020). 'Global earnings inequality, 1970-2018', Economic Journal 130(632): 2526-2545. Also cite the following primary data sources: UBS (1970-2018) Prices and Earnings; Freeman and Oostendorp (2012) OWW; ILO (2010) LABORSTA; ILO (2018) ILOSTAT; World Bank (2018) WDI. Contact: Olle Hammar, olle.hammar@ifn.se; Daniel Waldenström, daniel.waldenstrom@ifn.se.
  • Full dataset (Excel)

  • Global earnings inequality (Stata)

  • Country earnings inequality (Stata)

  • Country-occupation earnings (Stata)

  • City-occupation earnings (Stata)