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What drives differences in inequality across countries?

Citation

Székely, Miguel & Hilgert, Marianne (2000). What drives differences in inequality across countries?.

Abstract

This paper presents microeconomic simulation techniques to examine what drives differences in inequality across countries. The simulation decomposes cross-country inequality differences into the importance of individual decisions, such as fertility, mating, labor force participation, and household structure, while at the same time including information on the importance of different income sources. The decomposition is applied to household survey data from 35 countries from 6 regions in the world. The empirical results provide insights into the transmission mechanisms through which inequality is generated.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1817238

Reference Type

Report

Year Published

2000

Author(s)

Székely, Miguel
Hilgert, Marianne