Are neighbors equal?
Chris Elbers (),
Peter Lanjouw (),
Berk Özler () and
No 147, FCND briefs from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
"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." Authors' Abstract
Keywords: Equality; Spatial analysis (Statistics); Household surveys; Economic conditions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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