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Decomposing US regional income inequality from 1969 to 2009
Doran, Justin; Jordan, Declan
This article analyses changes in levels and composition of income inequality among US counties from 1969 to 2009. It also decomposes inequality using the Theil coefficient into between-State and within-State inequality. The article finds that income inequality has increased in the period studied with between-State inequality decreasing and within-State inequality increasing. We subsequently decompose income inequality into the proportion arising from differences in productivity and employmentâ population ratios across counties. The results suggest that inequality arising from differentials in labour productivity has fallen over the period studied while those arising from employmentâ population ratio differences have increased.
Keyword(s): Regional convergence; Theil; Inequality; Decomposition
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Cork
Citation(s): Doran, J. and Jordan, D. (2016) 'Decomposing US regional income inequality from 1969 to 2009', Applied Economics Letters, 23(11), pp. 781-784. doi: 10.1080/13504851.2015.1109030
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
File Format(s): application/pdf
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