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Economic Inequality in the Arab Region

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  • Hassine, Nadia Belhaj

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The paper assesses the levels and determinants of economic inequality in 12 Arab countries using harmonized household survey micro-data. It focuses on the sources of rural–urban, as well as metropolitan–nonmetropolitan, inequalities.

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  • Hassine, Nadia Belhaj, 2015. "Economic Inequality in the Arab Region," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 66(C), pages 532-556.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:66:y:2015:i:c:p:532-556
    DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.09.011
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