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Selected resources relevant to Growing Consumerism

International Monetary Fund, A shifting global economic landscape,(2017).

German Institute for Economic Research, Shrinking share of middle-income group in Germany and the US (full report), (2016).

ILO - International Labour Office Geneva,Trends in the world of work: What effects on inequalities and middle-income groups (pdf), (2016).

Pow Trend, How a Growing Global Middle Class Could Save the World's Economy, (2016).

The World Bank, Poverty, (2016).

Kharas, Homi:

The Boston Consulting Group:

Pew Research Centrer, A global middle class is more promise than reality (pdf), (2015). 

McKinsey & Company, Shifting tides: Global economic scenarios for 2015–25, (2015).

National Intelligence Council, Global trends 2030: alternative worlds, (2012).

SEATIDE (Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion), Report Summary,  (Funded under EC FP7-SSH)

URBACHINA (Sustainable Urbanisation in China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Mega-trends towards 2050), Report SummaryFunded under EC FP7-SSH.