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Book Chapter
– Evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study
Michael F. Förster, David Jesuit, Timothy M. Smeeding - , 2005
Book Chapter
– A Methodological Innovation in Vietnamese Perspective
Nicholas Minot, Bob Baulch - , 2005
Ravi Kanbur, Anthony J. Venables - Oxford University Press, 2005 - Oxford, UK

What exactly is spatial inequality? Why does it matter? And what should be the policy response to it? These questions have become important in recent years as the spatial dimensions of inequality have begun to attract considerable policy interest. In China, Russia, India, Mexico, and South Africa,...

Ravi Kanbur, Anthony J. Venables - Journal of Economic Geography, 2005 - Oxford, UK

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...

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Shatakshee Dhongde - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

Over the last decade, India has been one of the fastest growing economies, and has experienced considerable decline in overall income poverty. However, in a vast country like India, poverty levels vary significantly across the different states. In this paper, we analyze the differences between...

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John Knight, Shi Li, Renwei Zhao - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

Two precisely comparable national household surveys relating to 1988 and 1995 are used to analyse changes in the inequality of income in urban China. Over those seven years province mean income per capita grew rapidly but diverged across provinces, whereas intra-province income inequality grew...

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– Regression-based Decomposition Using Household Data
Guanghua Wan, Zhangyue Zhou - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

A considerable literature exists on the measurement of income inequality in China and its increasing trend. Much less is known, however, about the driving forces of this trend and their quantitative contributions. Conventional decompositions, by factor components or by population subgroups, only...

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– A Journey through Central Planning, Reform, and Openness
Ravi Kanbur, Xiaobo Zhang - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper constructs and analyses a long-run time-series for regional inequality in China from the Communist Revolution to the present. There have been three peaks of inequality in the last fifty years, coinciding with the Great Famine of the late 1950s, the Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s...

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– Theory and Evidence from India
Somik V. Lall, Sanjoy Chakravorty - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

We argue that spatial inequality of industry location is a primary cause of spatial income inequality in developing nations. We focus on understanding the process of spatial industrial variation—identifying the spatial factors that have cost implications for firms, and the factors that...

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Tomoki Fujii - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

In this study, we combined the Cambodian socioeconomic survey for 1997 and the country’s population census of 1998 to produce poverty measures at the commune-level in Cambodia using the small-area estimation technique developed by Elbers, Lanjouw and Lanjouw. While there are a number of...

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S. Mansoob Murshed, Scott Gates - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

The Maoist insurgency in Nepal is one of the highest intensity internal conflicts in recent times. Investigation into the causes of the conflict would suggest that grievance rather than greed is the main motivating force. The concept of horizontal or inter-group inequality, with both an ethnic and...

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– What is the Loss in Precision?
Nicholas Minot, Bob Baulch - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

Spatially disaggregated maps of the incidence of poverty can be constructed by combining household survey data and census data. In some countries (notably China and India), national statistics agencies are reluctant, for reasons of confidentiality, to release household-level census data, but they...

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Kathryn H. Anderson, Richard Pomfret - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper focuses on inequality in living standards across oblasts and regions within Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Regional inequality is an important area of research and policy development. Inequality in income and consumption are logical outcomes in...

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