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African economies and the Kuznets curve: an exploratory investigation

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  • A. Gelan
  • G. N. Price

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This article examines the relationship between income inequality and economic development in a cross-section of countries. It estimates, on a small exploratory sample, an explicit Kuznets-type inequality relationship where inequality between skilled and unskilled labour is a function of the determinants of growth implied by a standard neoclassical growth model. Parameter estimates suggest that sub-Saharan African Economies are dualistic and are situated on the segment of the Kuznets' curve where inequality increases with respect to development.

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  • A. Gelan & G. N. Price, 2003. "African economies and the Kuznets curve: an exploratory investigation," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(12), pages 747-751.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:10:y:2003:i:12:p:747-751
    DOI: 10.1080/1350485032000133255
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