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Spatial Clustering, Inequality and Income Convergence

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  • Mark V. Janikas

    (San Diego State University)

  • Sergio J. Rey

    (San Diego State University)

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This paper examines the relationship between spatial clustering and inequality at the county scale with overall state per capita income in the U.S. over the period 1969-2000. For each of the 48 coterminous states we examine measures of inequality and spatial clustering and explore how a state's overall income level may be influenced by, or influence, these measures. Our exploratory analysis utilizes the open- source package Space-Time Analysis of Regional Systems (STARS) to illustrate some new techniques for analyzing regional income dynamics. The results provide insight into the possible relationships between inequality, clustering and relative income levels, and generates a number of interesting avenues for future research.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Urban/Regional with number 0501002.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 06 Jan 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpur:0501002

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Keywords: spatial clustering; spatial dependence; inequality; convergence; geocomputation;

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  1. Alexandra SCHAFFAR, 2008. "Regional Income Inequality And Urbanisation Trends In China: 1978-2005," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 28, pages 87-110.
  2. Gyawali, Buddhi Raj & Fraser, Rory & Banerjee, Ban & Bukenya, James O., 2009. "Income Convergence and Growth in Alabama: Evidence from Sub-county Level Data," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46713, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  3. repec:asg:wpaper:1029 is not listed on IDEAS
  4. John P. Shelnutt & Vincent W. Yao, 2005. "A spatial analysis of income inequality in Arkansas at the county level: evidence from tax and commuting data," Regional Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Nov, pages 52-65.
  5. Mark V. JANIKAS & Sergio J. REY, 2008. "On The Relationships Between Spatial Clustering, Inequality, And Economic Growth In The United States : 1969-2000," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 27, pages 13-34.

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