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Determinants of Income Inequality and its Effects on Economic Growth: Evidence from African Countries

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  • Matthew Odedokun
  • Jeffery I. Round

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The paper empirically investigates, in the context of African countries, the determinants of income distribution and inequality, the effect of inequality on economic growth, and the channels through which inequality affects growth. Data for 35 countries over different periods in the last four decades were employed.

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  • Matthew Odedokun & Jeffery I. Round, 2001. "Determinants of Income Inequality and its Effects on Economic Growth: Evidence from African Countries," WIDER Working Paper Series DP2001-103, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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