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The effects of automobile production and local government expenditure on poverty in alabama

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  • Sooriyakumar Krishnapillai

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    (Auburn University)

  • Henry Kinnucan

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    (Auburn University)

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This paper studies the impact of automobile production on the poverty rate of Alabama's counties. The findings suggest that automobile production in Alabama significantly reduces the poverty rate in all counties. The impact of automobile production on poverty reduction in distressed black belt counties is greater than in other counties. The local government expenditure is not very effective in reducing the poverty. This implies that industrial development may be more effective in reducing poverty than government programs.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 2136-2145

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-12-00406

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Keywords: Automobile Production; Poverty; local government expenditure;

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