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Kuznets inverted-U hypothesis revisited: a time-series approach using US data

Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee () and A. Gelan

Applied Economics Letters, 2008, vol. 15, issue 9, 677-681

Abstract: Kuznets' inverted-U hypothesis implies that economic growth worsens income inequality first and improves it later at a higher stage of economic development. In addition to economic growth, other factors such as population growth, resource endowment, price instability, openness, currency devaluation, etc. have been identified as determinants of income inequality. Previous research used cross-sectional data to test not only the Kuznets' hypothesis, but also empirical validity of other factors and provided mixed conclusions. In this article we use time-series data from the US and recent advances in time-series modelling to show that economic growth worsens income inequality in the short-run and improves it in the long-run.

Date: 2008
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