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Is there a trade-off between income inequality and corruption? Evidence from Latin America

  • Dobson, Stephen
  • Ramlogan-Dobson, Carlyn

In contrast to other research, lower corruption is associated with higher income inequality. This result is consistent with the idea that the corruption-inequality relationship may be different where there is a large informal sector, as in Latin America.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 102-104

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