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A Note on Income Inequality in East and Central Europe


  • Frederic L Pryor

    () (Department of Economics, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081, USA.)


This paper examines the proposition that the transition process to a capitalist economic system in Eastern and Central European nations has introduced greater income inequality than in long-time capitalist nations at similar stages of development. In the empirical analysis, I use comparable inequality data from the Luxembourg Income Study, hold constant a number of general causal determinants of inequality, and show that such inequality in Eastern and Central Europe is significantly less than in nations where capitalism has long held sway.

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  • Frederic L Pryor, 2014. "A Note on Income Inequality in East and Central Europe," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Association for Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 56(1), pages 42-51, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:compes:v:56:y:2014:i:1:p:42-51

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