Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/224820
Authors: 
Boone, Catherine
Simson, Rebecca
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series No. 19-194
Abstract: 
There is growing recognition in the economics literature that African countries are characterized by very large economic disparities across subnational regions. Yet the lack of systematic and reliable empirical data at subnational levels of aggregation has made it difficult to explore possible links between these spatial inequalities and political dynamics. This paper reviews some of the empirical literature that attempts to measure and compare spatial inequality within and acorss African countries, and asks whether and how it might be used to bring studies of Africa into dialogue with comparative political economy work on regional inequality in other parts of the world.
Subjects: 
Africa
Inequality
Regionalism
Political geography
Urban-rural
Political economy
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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