Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161534
Authors: 
Majid, Hadia
Memon, Rashid
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/151
Abstract: 
This study explores the patterns and consequences of ethnic and regional inequalities in Pakistan. Using inter-district variation in inequality, ethnic fractionalization, and access to public goods, we extend the literature on public service provisioning by using finer estimates of between-group inequality along multiple dimensions. We also provide the first estimates of horizontal and vertical inequality at the district level in Pakistan. We find that higher group inequality in land, income, and electoral votes is negatively associated with access to public goods. But higher vertical inequality along the same dimensions is positively associated with public goods provisioning.
Subjects: 
horizontal inequality
publicly provided goods
JEL: 
D63
I24
H42
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-195-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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