Chapter

Are Neighbours Equal? Estimating Local Inequality in Three Developing Countries

Ravi Kanbur and Anthony J. Venables

in Spatial Inequality and Development

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780199278633
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602191 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199278636.003.0003

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

 Are Neighbours Equal? Estimating Local Inequality in Three Developing Countries

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Economic Development and Growth

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Based on a statistical procedure that combines household survey data with population census data, this chapter presents estimates of inequality for three developing countries at a level of disaggregation far below that allowed by household surveys alone. The authors show that while the share of within-community inequality in overall inequality is high, this does not necessarily imply that all communities in a given country are as unequal as the country as a whole. In fact, in all three countries there is considerable variation in inequality across communities. The authors also show that economic inequality is strongly correlated with geography, even after controlling for basic demographic and economic conditions.

Keywords: Ecuador; inequality measurement; Madagascar; Mozambique

Chapter.  9355 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.