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Regional Income Inequality in Selected Large Countries

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  • Heshmati, Almas

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    (Jönköping University, Sogang University)

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Income inequality can be measured at different levels of aggregation such as global, continental, international and national levels. Here we consider income inequality at the national level but the focus is on the within country regional inequality. Regional inequality in income distribution in a selection of large countries measured by the size of their population and land area with regional, provincial or federation division is examined. The empirical results reported are based on the second half of the 20th century. The countries considered here cover large transition, developing and industrialised countries. The review cover a whole range of measures and methods frequently employed in empirical analysis of income inequality and income distribution. Different determinant factors and their impacts from different studies are presented. Empirical results from the literature is compared with those obtained based on the WIID data covering post 1950.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1307.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2004
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Publication status: published in: A. Heshmati (ed.), Global Trends in Income Inequality, Hauppauge and New York, 2007, 121-155
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Keywords: provinces; income inequality; income distribution; regions; federations;

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  1. Trevor Tombe, 2012. "Structural Change and Regional Convergence: The Case of Declining Transport Costs," Working Papers tt0061, Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of Economics, revised 2012.
  2. Biwei Su & Almas Heshmati, 2013. "Analysis Of The Determinants Of Income And Income Gap Between Urban And Rural China," China Economic Policy Review (CEPR), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 2(01), pages 1350002-1-1.
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