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A contribuição das fontes de rendimento na dinâmica da distribuição espacial de renda no Brasil [The contribution of sources of income to the dynamics of spatial inequality in Brazil]


  • Alexandre Gori Maia



The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the dynamics of spatial inequality among Brazilian municipalities from 1980 to 2000. In order to evaluate the different patterns of income distribution, the paper also analyzes the municipalities' dependence level in relation to different sources of income (labor, pensions and other sources) and its contribution to the dynamics of income inequality in the territory. Overall, it intends to highlight the important role of regional disparities in the Brazilian income inequality and the relevant contribution of non-labor incomes, especially pensions, to reduce differences among municipalities per capita household income.

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  • Alexandre Gori Maia, 2010. "A contribuição das fontes de rendimento na dinâmica da distribuição espacial de renda no Brasil [The contribution of sources of income to the dynamics of spatial inequality in Brazil]," Nova Economia, Economics Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), vol. 20(3), pages 461-490, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:nov:artigo:v:20:y:2010:i:3:p:461-490

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    regional disparities; income distribution; spatial data analysis; pensions; convergence theory;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials


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