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Inequality and Economic Growth: The Empirical Relationship Reconsidered in the Light of Comparable Data

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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 DP2001/128.

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    Length: 24 pages
    Date of creation: 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:dp2001-128

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    Keywords: Income inequality; Expenditure distribution; Economic growth;

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    1. Isabelle Bensidoun & Sébastien Jean & Aude Sztulman, 2005. "International Trade and Income Distribution: Reconsidering the Evidence," Working Papers 2005-17, CEPII research center.
    2. Niko Gobbin & Glenn Rayp, 2004. "Inequality and Growth: Does Time Change Anything," Development and Comp Systems 0402005, EconWPA.
    3. Ravallion, Martin, 2001. "Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Looking Beyond Averages," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 29(11), pages 1803-1815, November.
    4. Ali Abdel Gadir Ali, . "Globalization and Inequality in the Arab Region," API-Working Paper Series 0307, Arab Planning Institute - Kuwait, Information Center.
    5. Oliver Morrissey & Jennifer Mbabazi & Chris Milner, 2010. "Are Inequality and Trade Liberalization Influences on Growth and Poverty?," Working Papers id:3050, eSocialSciences.
    6. Christiaensen, Luc & Demery, Lionel & Paternostro, Stefano, 2002. "Growth, distribution, and poverty in Africa : messages from the 1990s," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2810, The World Bank.
    7. Karen Davtyan, 2014. "“Interrelation among Economic Growth, Income Inequality, and Fiscal Performance: Evidence from Anglo-Saxon Countries”," IREA Working Papers 201405, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Feb 2014.
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    9. A. Gelan & G. N. Price, 2003. "African economies and the Kuznets curve: an exploratory investigation," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(12), pages 747-751.
    10. R. Quentin Grafton & Stephen Knowles, 2002. "Social Capital and National Environmental Performance: A Cross-sectional Analysis," Economics and Environment Network Working Papers 0206, Australian National University, Economics and Environment Network.
    11. Christophe Ehrhart, 2009. "The effects of inequality on growth: a survey of the theoretical and empirical literature," Working Papers 107, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
    12. Phillip O’Hara, 2004. "A new family-community social structure," Forum for Social Economics, Springer, vol. 33(2), pages 51-80, March.

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