Why is Africa so poor? A structural model of economic development and income inequality
AbstractThe paper extends existing work on inequality and economic development by estimating a cross-country structural model that identifies bi-directional relationships between income inequality and other indicators of social and economic development. Overall, lower inequality is associated with improvements in other development indicators, but this is the result of several complex interactions. The most striking feature of the structural model is the insight it provides into the reasons behind the negative “Africa dummy” in previous cross-country growth studies.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford in its series CSAE Working Paper Series with number 2001-05.
Date of creation: 2001
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income distribution; social and economic development;
Other versions of this item:
- David Fielding, 2000. "Why is Africa so Poor? A Structural Model of Economic Development and Income Inequality," Economics Series Working Papers WPS/2001-05, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- O4 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
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