Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27364
Authors: 
Gräb, Johannes
Grimm, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 843
Abstract: 
Empirical evidence suggests that regional disparities in incomes are often very high, that these disparities do not necessarily disappear as economies grow and that these disparities are itself an important driver of growth. We use a novel approach based on multilevel modeling to decompose the sources of spatial disparities in incomes among households in Burkina Faso. We show that spatial disparities are not only driven by the spatial concentration of households with particular endowments but to a large extent also by disparities in community endowments. Climatic differences across regions due also matter, but to a much smaller extent.
Subjects: 
Spatial inequality
poverty
multilevel modeling
decomposition
Sub-Saharan Africa
JEL: 
C21
I32
O12
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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