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Les inégalités et la croissance : une relation introuvable ?

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  • Cogneau, Denis
  • Guénard, Charlotte

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This work takes a new look at the econometrics of the national-level macroeconomic relationship between inequality and growth. It focuses, in particular, on the effects of specification choices, estimation method and sample selection. It concludes that there is no robust relation running from income inequality to per capita product growth or physical and human investment. There would seem to be more grounds for an inverse causal relation in keeping with the Kuznets curve philosophy. In any case, the national development strategies and structural and historical configurations of each society still play a major role in determining concurrent changes in income and its distribution.

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Keywords: Croissance; Inégalités; courbe de Kuznets;

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  1. Samuel Fambon, 2005. "Croissance économique, pauvreté et inégalité des revenus au Cameroun," Revue d’économie du développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 19(1), pages 91-122.

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