Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/45120
Authors: 
Kimhi, Ayal
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2009.05
Abstract: 
This paper uses inequality decomposition techniques in order to analyse the consequences of entrepreneurial activities to household income inequality in southern Ethiopia. A uniform increase in entrepreneurial income reduces per capita household income inequality. This implies that encouraging rural entrepreneurship may be favourable for both income growth and income distribution. Such policies could be particularly successful if directed at the low-income, low-wealth, and relatively uneducated segments of the society.
Subjects: 
entrepreneurship
income inequality
redistribution
Ethiopia
Africa
JEL: 
L26
M13
O15
O55
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-174-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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