REGIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION: COUNTY-LEVEL EVIDENCE FROM THE U.S. SOUTH

Changes in income distribution are estimated for the U.S. South over the 1970 and 1980 decades using Gini coefficients for county-level, real family income. To explicitly investigate causal relationships between economic growth and inequality, a two-stage least squares model was estimated. In the 1970s, more rapid increases in inequality were associated with a reduced income growth rate, ceteris paribus, while in the 1980s, the opposite was true. Faster rates of income growth were associated with more rapid increases in inequality during the 1980s, but rates of income growth had no effect on changes in inequality during the 1970s.


Variant title:
U.S. South
Issue Date:
1998-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15558
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 30, Number 2
Page range:
325-337
Total Pages:
13




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