Revisiting the Relationship between Income Inequality and Economic Growth
AbstractMost models that explore the relationship between income inequality and economic growth postulate the existence of a negative correlation between the two operating through diverse channels. parallel to the theoretical models, a number of empirical studies have attempted to appraise this relationship . A broad consensus had built validating the existence of such negative correlation until some panel data studies tended to show the opposite result. The review of ensuing debate as well as the empirical estimation undertook in this paper show that estimates may not be as robust believed. It is suggested that country case studies may be to explore this issue more appropriately.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía in its journal LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA.
Volume (Year): (2006)
Issue (Month): 64 (Enero-Junio)
Postal: Lecturas de Economía, Departamento de Economía, Calle 67, 53-108, Medellin 050010, Colombia.
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- N10 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - General, International, or Comparative
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
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