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Spatial decomposition of inequality

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  • Anthony Shorrocks
  • Guanghua Wan

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This paper reviews the theory and application of the decomposition methods commonly used to measure the impact of spatial location on income inequality. It establishes some new theoretical results with potentially wide applicability, and examines empirical evidence drawn from a large number of countries. Copyright 2005, Oxford University Press.

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  • Anthony Shorrocks & Guanghua Wan, 2005. "Spatial decomposition of inequality," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 5(1), pages 59-81, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:jecgeo:v:5:y:2005:i:1:p:59-81
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