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The upswing of regional income inequality in Spain (1860-1930)

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  • Rosés, Joan Ramón
  • Martínez-Galarraga, Julio
  • Tirado, Daniel A.

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This paper studies the evolution of Spanish regional inequality from 1860 to 1930. The results point to the coexistence of two basic forces behind changes in regional economic inequality: industrial specialization and labor productivity differentials. The initial expansion of industrialization, in a context of growing economic integration of regions, promoted the spatial concentration of manufacturing in certain regions, which also benefited from the greatest advances in terms of labor productivity. Since 1900, the diffusion of manufacturing production to a greater number of locations has generated the emulation of production structures and a process of catching-up in labor productivity and wages.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Explorations in Economic History.

Volume (Year): 47 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 244-257

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Handle: RePEc:eee:exehis:v:47:y:2010:i:2:p:244-257

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Keywords: Industrialization Market integration Heckscher-Ohlin model New economic geography Regional convergence;

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