Occupational Choice and Inequality Traps
AbstractThe paper presents a model where individuals decide to become workers or entrepreneurs in the presence of capital constraints and where individuals differ in wealth levels. The model shows that the higher the initial level of inequality in wealth is, the lower the long run aggregate wealth of the economy and the higher the long run inequality will be.
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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 2010-08.
Date of creation: 2010
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Occupational Choice; Wealth distribution and Inequality.;
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- D9 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice and Growth
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- D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
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