Entrepreneurship and Income Inequality in Southern Ethiopia

This paper uses inequality decomposition techniques in order to analyze the consequences of entrepreneurial activities to household income inequality in Southern Ethiopia. A uniform increase in entrepreneurial income reduces per capita household income inequality. This implies that encouraging rural entrepreneurship may be favorable for both income growth and income distribution. Such policies could be particularly successful if directed at the low-income, low-wealth, and relatively uneducated segments of the society.


Issue Date:
2009-02
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/47505
Series Statement:
Discussion Papers
3.09




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2017-08-25

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)