Detecting inequality from space

Scientists from Wageningen, Utrecht and Nanjing University found a way to estimate income inequality from nighttime light emissions. So-far inequality could only be estimated reliably for a limited group of countries and at a very course spatial scale. The new method makes it possible for the first time to produce a global inequality map. The study appears in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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