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Determinants of Income Inequality and its Effects on Economic Growth: Evidence from African Countries

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  • Odedokun, Matthew
  • Round, Jeffery I.
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    Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper DP2001/103.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:dp2001-103

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    Keywords: Income distribution; Income inequality; Economic growth;

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