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Fundamental Determinants of Inequality and the Role of Government

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  • Vito Tanzi
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    This paper discusses the fundamental determinants of inequality. These are identified as world or market forces, social norms, ownership of real and human capital, and the role of government. The change in the relative role of these factors in determining inequality during economic development is analyzed.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 98/178.

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    Length: 24
    Date of creation: 01 Dec 1998
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:98/178

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    1. Susan Steiner, 2005. "Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction: A Conceptual Framework for the Economic Impact," GIGA Working Paper Series 03, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies.
    2. Alari Paulus, 2004. "Income Inequality and its Decomposition: the Case of Estonia," University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia), in: Modelling the Economies of the Baltic Sea Region, volume 17, chapter 7, pages 206-235 Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia).
    3. Taschowsky, Peter, 2000. "Soziale Sicherheit und Wachstum," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP), Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät dp-237, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
    4. Vassili Prokopenko & Paul Holden, 2001. "Financial Development and Poverty Alleviation," IMF Working Papers 01/160, International Monetary Fund.
    5. Belkacem Laabas and Imed Limam, . "Impact of public policies on poverty, income distribution and growth," API-Working Paper Series 0401, Arab Planning Institute - Kuwait, Information Center.
    6. Jorge N. Valero-Gil & Jose A. Tijerina-Guajardo, 2002. "Effects of Education on the Intergenerational Transmission of Labor Income in Mexico," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 28(3), pages 381-392, Summer.
    7. Hong-Ghi Min, 2002. "Inequality, the price of nontradables, and the real exchange rate : theory and cross-country evidence," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2758, The World Bank.
    8. J. Mohan Rao, 1999. "Globalization and the Fiscal Autonomy of the State," Working Papers, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst wp25, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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    10. Herrera, Javier, 1999. "Ajuste económico, desigualdad y movilidad," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine, Paris Dauphine University 123456789/4994, Paris Dauphine University.

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