EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Convergence in Income Inequality: the Case of Brazilian Municipalities

Fábio Gomes

Economics Bulletin, 2007, vol. 15, issue 15, 1-9

Abstract: This paper investigates income inequality convergence among 5507 Brazilian municipalities. Two periods are used, 1991 and 2000, and inequality is measured by the Gini index. For the country as a whole, the results suggest that the Brazilian municipalities are converging to an inequality level greater than the current (year 2000) level. However, when regional differences are controlled for, the South region converges to a lower inequality level while the other four regions remain converging to a higher level.

Date: 2007-07-24
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (14) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.accessecon.com/pubs/EB/2007/Volume15/EB-07O00004A.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Convergence in Income Inequality: the Case of Brazilian Municipalities (2007) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07o00004

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Economics Bulletin from AccessEcon
Bibliographic data for series maintained by John P. Conley ().

 
Page updated 2021-10-14
Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07o00004