Standardized World Income Inequality Database , SWIID



The Standardized World Income Inequality Database offers cross-national comparative data on income inequality. It consists of standardized inequality indicators from a number of datasets, including LIS and World Income Inequality Database. By increasing the comparability of indicators accross readily available datasets it aims to increase the coverage and usefulness of available income inequality data for broad cross-national research. It currently covers 192 countries for the period 1960-present.

Data Providers

Harvard Dataverse

Data Collection

Periodicity of collection

Years covered by the data differ per country.

Type of information available

  • Text Documents Available
  • Indicators available
  • Guidelines for use available
  • Search or browse function available online


Freely accessible without registration

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