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Exploring Variations in Income Growth in Southeastern United States

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  • Gyawali, Buddhi Raj
  • Banerjee, Swagata (Ban)
  • Hill, Anquinette
  • Bukenya, James O.
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    This paper examined income convergence in 875 counties of the 10-state southeastern region using Census data for 1980 and 2000. Logarithmic difference of average per capita income between those years was regressed on socioeconomic variables. Changes in education, labor force, and employment were strong determinants of income growth.

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    Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama with number 120933.

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    Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Financial Economics; Public Economics;

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