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Inequality and Club Formation

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  • Jaramillo, F.
  • Kempf, H.
  • Moizeau, F.

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We study the relationship between social segmentation and income inequality by means of the economic theory of clubs with private provision of the club good. After having characterized the equilibrium partition of society in clubs and investigating its characteristics, we show how the clubs' sizes depend on the rate of income increase and compare segmentation profiles arising in societies characterized by different inequality patterns.

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  • Jaramillo, F. & Kempf, H. & Moizeau, F., 2000. "Inequality and Club Formation," Papiers d'Economie Mathématique et Applications 2000.36, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
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    1. Hubert Kempf & Fabien Moizeau, 2009. "Inequality, Growth, and the Dynamics of Social Segmentation," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 11(4), pages 529-564, August.
    2. Michele Giuseppe Giuranno, 2009. "Regional Income Disparity and the Size of the Public Sector," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 11(5), pages 697-719, October.
    3. Gulati, Namrata & Ray, Tridip, 2016. "Inequality, neighbourhoods and welfare of the poor," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 122(C), pages 214-228.
    4. Fernando Jaramillo & Hubert Kempf, 2005. "On the Joint Dynamics of Inequality and Growth," 2005 Meeting Papers 638, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    5. Giuranno, Michele Giuseppe, 2005. "Income Inequality and the Size of the Public Sector," Economics Discussion Papers 8895, University of Essex, Department of Economics.
    6. repec:spr:lsprsc:v:10:y:2017:i:2:d:10.1007_s12076-017-0183-0 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    INCOME ; ECONOMIC THEORY ; INEQUALITY;

    JEL classification:

    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • H40 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - General
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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