1/23/08 - The Mapping Global Inequalities: Beyond Income Inequality conference held this last December on
the UCSC campus provided a new forum for a wide range of academics, policy experts and professionals to further the debate over global inequality. A more detailed summary and links to papers and presentations can be found here.
4/13 - Information about the UC Atlas Global Inequality Conference is now avaliable.
2/5 - Added CEISIN's Global Distribution of Poverty to the online datasets.
Our Online Datasets page is a list of many websites containing information on Global inequality. It can be sorted according to several criteria, including year, level of geographic coverage and degree of interactivity.
12/1 - Interactive maps of development indicators are now available.
Make a map of the world based on your own choices of indicators and years.
6/19 - New map series for:
Gross Domestic Product (1975,1984,1994,2004)
Life Expectancy (1962,1972,1982,1992,2004)
The Atlas of Global Inequality explores aspects of inequality using online, downloadable maps and graphics. All materials can be reproduced without charge if they are attributed to the UC Atlas of Global Inequality.
Global inequality has grown dramatically over the last 300 years. At the end of the Twentieth Century global income inequality was greater than ever before. There is debate amongst academics, between street protestors and global institutions, and elsewhere, about the whether inequality is rising or falling. This Atlas seeks to shed light on that debate and to broaden discussion to include aspects of inequality beyond income measures and beyond aggregated national statistics. The Atlas already includes sections on Health, Gender and Economic Crises. And it will be expanding in the future.
This Atlas has capacities rivaled by few other web sites:
- Time series maps of the world show changes in global patterns of inequality
- Country pages provide information, graphs and comparative rankings for each country
- The Global Inequality Blog summarizes key contributions to our understanding of inequality
- A database allows tables and graphs to be generated and downloaded for selected data and countries.
- Texts and the Glossary provide explanation of the issues and terms; the Bibliography provides direct links to the research.
- Teaching modules provide suggestions for using data and maps in classes.
Information about Map Projections
Successful Teaching Activities
Ideas for Teaching and Learning