Journal Special Issue
Spatial Inequality and Development

Many developing and transition countries have considerable regional variation in average household income, poverty, and in health and educational status. National human development indicators can therefore mislead policy-makers when large regional disparities exist. This project will investigate the size and determinants of regional disparities in a representative selection of countries. It will use indicators such as poverty incidence and depth, within-region income inequality, human development, and gender indicators to better understand why some regions fall behind in the development process.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction: Spatial Inequality and Development
    Ravi Kanbur, Anthony J. Venables
  2. Spatial Disparities in Developing Countries: Cities, Regions, and International
    Anthony J. Venables
  3. Aspects of the Rural-Urban Transformation of Countries
    Vernon Henderson, Hyoung Gun Wang
  4. Migration Selectivity and the Evolution of Spatial Inequality
    Ravi Kanbur, Hillel Rapoport
  5. Spatial Decomposition of Inequality
    Anthony F. Shorrocks, Guanghua Wan
    More Working Paper | Spatial Decomposition of Inequality
  6. Estimable Equilibrium Models of Locational Sorting and Their Role in Development Economics
    Christopher Timmins
  7. Imputed Welfare Estimates in Regression Analysis
    Chris Elbers, Jean O. Lanjouw, Peter Lanjouw
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