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Demography and evolution of regional inequality

  • Tatiane Menezes

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  • R. Silveira-Neto

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  • Carlos Azzoni

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This paper addresses the importance of life cycle aspects in explaining the evolution of regional income inequality. The analysis of household microdata organized in age cohorts shows that Brazilian regional income inequality has different dynamics across generations, with income convergence being observed only for the older generations. The larger income share of younger generations produces a low speed of convergence in the country. When retirement payments, pensions, and other government transfers are excluded from income, convergence is not observed even for the older generations. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2012

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Volume (Year): 49 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 643-655

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