Enowbi Batuo, Michael and Guidi, Francesco and Mlambo, Kupukile (2010): Financial Development and Income Inequality: Evidence from African Countries.
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This paper present empirical evidence on how financial development is related to income distribution in a panel data set covering 22 African countries for the period between 1990 to 2004. A dynamic panel estimation technique (GMM) is employ and the findings indicate that income inequality decrease as economies develop their financial sector, which is consistent with the bulk of theoretical and empirical research. The result also confirm that educational attainment play a significant role in making income distribution more equal. We also find no evidence supporting the Greenwood-Jovanovic hypothesis of an inverted-U- shaped relationship between financial sector development and inequality.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Financial Development and Income Inequality: Evidence from African Countries|
|English Title:||Financial Development and Income Inequality: Evidence from African Countries|
|Keywords:||Financial development, income inequality, Africa G20, D63, 055|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O55 - Africa
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services
|Depositing User:||Michael Enowbi Batuo|
|Date Deposited:||11. Oct 2010 18:58|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 01:11|
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