Unequal Convergence: Evidence from Post-War US States
Typically, the study of post-war convergence has primarily focused on convergence in per capita incomes. By investigating convergence at population class means we can characterize convergence as either "equal" or "unequal" depending upon whether the (inverse) income distribution functions are converging at the same rate up and down the income scale. Estimates for entire state income distributions reveal that the convergence process is unequal. The conditional mean incomes of families in the bottom decile are converging much more slowly than at other deciles. This is especially true for Southern states. Income distributions are converging most rapidly in deciles two and three.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:|
|Date of revision:|
|Note:||For a copy of the paper, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Phone: (252) 328-6006
Fax: (252) 328-6743
Web page: http://www.econ.ecu.edu/wp/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wop:eacaec:9722. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Thomas Krichel)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.