Inequality, corruption and the informal sector
AbstractThe marginal impact of corruption on income inequality is shown to be a linear function of the size of the informal sector. This implies that anti-corruption policies alone are unlikely to reduce inequality in countries with a large informal sector.
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Corruption; Income inequality; Informal sector;
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