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Fábio A. R. Gomes and Gian Paulo Soave
''Convergence in income inequality: revisiting the case of Brazilian municipalities''
( 2019, Vol. 39 No.1 )
This paper investigates the hypothesis of income inequality convergence for the Brazilian municipalities using data from the 1991, 2000 and 2010 census. As we are restricted to a single country, and we take into account regional differences, we interpret our approach as a conditional convergence analysis. The findings suggest that from 1991 to 2000 most macro regions (or states) were converging, but to a higher long-run Gini index. From 2000 to 2010 this upward trend was reverted, and we find convergence toward a lower inequality level.
Keywords: Income inequality; Growth regressions; Convergence; Brazil.
JEL: O1 - Economic Development: General
O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General
Manuscript Received : Dec 05 2018 Manuscript Accepted : Feb 02 2019

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