The Rise of a Global Middle Class: Global Societal Trends to 2030. RAND Corporation. Samuel Drabble et al. February 2015.
The report analyses the rise of a middle class beyond national boundaries, as well as issues of inequality. It notes that while inequality between countries is decreasing, within-country inequality is on the rise. The report also examines the extent to which this global middle class shares the same values. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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