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An empirical test of the inequality trap concept

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  • Daymon, Caroline
  • Gimet, Celine
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    The paper uses a GMM estimation to prove the impact of equity on inequality persistence which suggests the presence of inequality trap, and underline the significant influence of the credit market, wealth and education access initial levels.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (November)
    Pages: 165-167

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:2:p:165-167

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    Keywords: Dynamic panel data model EHII Equity GMM-system Inequality traps;

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    1. Ali, Hamid E. & Lin, Eric S., 2010. "Wars, foodcost and countervailing policies: A panel data approach," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(5), pages 378-390, October.

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