Explaining Interstate Variation in Income Inequality
This paper investigates interstate variation in income inequality. By avoiding inequality indices and focusing directly on the Lorenz curve, the authors provide a more general explanation of the differences in inequality. They find that mean family income, the standard deviation of years of schooling, per capita educational expenditure, and property income are robust predictors of inequality. Of particular interest is their finding that, ceteris paribus, higher per capita education expenditures tend to be associated with states that have income inequality which is greater than the U.S. average. Copyright 1992 by MIT Press.
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Volume (Year): 74 (1992)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
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