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Inequalities and Growth in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Region

Inequalities and Growth in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Region »

Source: Inequalities and Growth in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Region

Volume/Issue: 2012/290

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Dalmacio Benicio , and Yorbol Yakhshilikov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2012

ISBN: 9781616359386

Keywords: Growth, Inequalities, SACU, human capital, income inequalities, gini, gini coefficient,

This paper applies the work of Berg and Ostry (2011) to the SACU region, to identify how inequalities have played a role in growth in each of these countries, and elaborates policy options to mitigate the effects o...

Infrastructure and Income Distribution in ASEAN-5

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Source: Infrastructure and Income Distribution in ASEAN-5 : What are the Links?

Volume/Issue: 2013/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dulani Seneviratne , and Yan Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2013

ISBN: 9781589068018

Keywords: ASEAN-5, GINI, gini index, income equality, Infrastructures, Asia including Middle East,

Adequate infrastructure has long been viewed as an important factor in economic development. Based on regressions covering 76 advanced and emerging market economies, this paper estimates the impact of infrastructur...

Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth

Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth »

Source: Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2014/2

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Andrew Berg , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 February 2014

ISBN: 9781484352076

Keywords: Redistribution, Inequality, Growth, gini, redistributive transfers, income distribution, dependent variable, gini coefficient, and Growth,

The Fund has recognized in recent years that one cannot separate issues of economic growth and stability on one hand and equality on the other. Indeed, there is a strong case for considering inequality and an inabi...

Does Corruption Affect Income Inequality and Poverty?

Does Corruption Affect Income Inequality and Poverty? »

Source: Does Corruption Affect Income Inequality and Poverty?

Volume/Issue: 1998/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

ISBN: 9781451849844

Keywords: income inequality, poverty, social spending, gini coefficient, heteroscedasticity, statistic, correlation

This paper demonstrates that high and rising corruption increases income inequality and poverty by reducing economic growth, the progressivity of the tax system, the level and effectiveness of social spending, and...

Botswana

Botswana »

Source: Botswana : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2012/235

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475504897

Keywords: income inequalities, gini coefficient, child labor, redistributive policies, social safety

Poverty and unemployment remained high in Botswana. The shortcomings of the labor market policies are responsible for a high unemployment rate. This selected issues paper sheds considerable light on ways that Botsw...

Botswana: Selected Issues

Botswana: Selected Issues »

Source: Botswana : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2012/235

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475504897

Keywords: income inequalities, gini coefficient, child labor, redistributive policies, social safety

Poverty and unemployment remained high in Botswana. The shortcomings of the labor market policies are responsible for a high unemployment rate. This selected issues paper sheds considerable light on ways that Botsw...

National Income and Its Distribution*

National Income and Its Distribution* »

Source: National Income and Its Distribution

Volume/Issue: 2014/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Markus Bruckner , Era Dabla-Norris , and Mark Gradstein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498347815

Keywords: inequality, growth, gini, gini coefficient, dependent variable, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

Does the distribution of income within a country become more equal as it grows richer? This paper uses plausibly exogenous variations in trade-weighted world income and international oil price shocks as instruments...

Two Sides of the Same Coin? Rebalancing and Inclusive Growth in China

Two Sides of the Same Coin? Rebalancing and Inclusive Growth in China »

Source: Two Sides of the Same Coin? Rebalancing and Inclusive Growth in China

Volume/Issue: 2013/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Il Lee , Murtaza Syed , and Xin Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484386576

Keywords: Inequality, Rebalancing., gini, gini index, measures of inequality, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Government Policy and Regulation, General, Rebalancing,

This paper uses the Shapley Value decomposition technique to assess the factors behind the rise of inequality in China. It finds that, in many ways, inequality may have been an inevitable by-product of China&#x2019...

Income Distribution, Informal Safety Nets, and Social Expenditures in Uganda

Income Distribution, Informal Safety Nets, and Social Expenditures in Uganda »

Source: Income Distribution, Informal Safety Nets, and Social Expenditures in Uganda

Volume/Issue: 1999/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calvin McDonald , Christian Schiller , and Kenichi Ueda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451857917

Keywords: income distribution, safety nets, social expenditures, structural adjustment, expenditure, expenditures, gini coefficient, public spending

Inequality in Uganda rose during 1989–95, although this rise moderated in 1993–95. In 1993–95, real food consumption became more equal. Regional and urban-rural disparities in income and variat...

Inequality Overhang*

Inequality Overhang* »

Source: Inequality Overhang

Volume/Issue: 2017/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Grigoli , and Adrian Robles

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475589634

Keywords: Income distribution, Income inequality, heterogeneity, Gini, income levels, growth, nonlinearities, General

The linearity of the relationship between income inequality and economic development has been long questioned. While theory provides arguments for which the shape of relationship may be positive for low levels of i...