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Regional Equality of Opportunities and Income: A General Equilibrium Modeling for Iran

Morteza Mortazavi Kakhaki, Iman Haqiqi and Mohammad Mahdavi Adeli

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Abstract: We will evaluate the impacts of redistribution of opportunities [access to public services] on the inequality of income in Iran provinces. The results of the General Equilibrium model show that equal opportunities through equalizing educational opportunities can significantly improve the income distribution and reduce inter-provincial Gini coefficient of income in the long run. According to our findings if the equality of opportunities is met، the income distribution will improve and inter-provincial Gini coefficient will reduce from 0.25 to 0.11.

Keywords: Equality of opportunities; General equilibrium; spatial Gini coefficient; regional Gini (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C68 D58 D63 R13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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Published in Journal of Regional Economics and Development 20.5(2013): pp. 69-95

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