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Urbanization and income inequality: Cause or solution?

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  • Kolomak, Evgeniya

    (Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering SB RAS (IEIE SB RAS); Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Novosibirsk, Russian Federation;)

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The influence of urbanization on the income differentiation of the Russian population is studied. Methods of descriptive statistics, panel regression and quantile regression are used. The hypothesis of a bell-shaped relationship between urbanization and indicators of income inequality: the Gini coefficient and the coefficient of funds were confirmed. A principally different relationship for the poverty has been identified, U-shaped dependence is revealed.

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  • Kolomak, Evgeniya, 2020. "Urbanization and income inequality: Cause or solution?," Applied Econometrics, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), vol. 59, pages 55-70.
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    Keywords

    urbanization; inequality; poverty; panel regression; quantile regression; regions of Russia;
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    JEL classification:

    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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