ARE NEIGHBORS EQUAL? ESTIMATING LOCAL INEQUALITY IN THREE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

A methodology to produce disaggregated estimates of inequality is implemented in three developing countries: Ecuador, Madagascar, and Mozambique. These inequality estimates are decomposed into progressively more disaggregated spatial units and the results in all three countries are suggestive that even at a very high level of spatial disaggregation, the contribution of within-community inequality to overall inequality remains very high. The results also indicate there is a considerable amount of variation across communities in all three countries. The basic correlates of local-level inequality are explored, and it is consistently found that geographic characteristics are strongly correlated with inequality, even after controlling for demographic and economic conditions.


Issue Date:
2003
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/16411
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/16411
Total Pages:
34
Series Statement:
FCND Discussion Paper
147




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