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Authors: 
Balisacan, Arsenio M.
Fuwa, Nobuhiko
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2004/34
Abstract: 
The purpose of this paper is to establish some basic facts about income inequality in the Philippines, with a special focus on the importance of spatial income inequality. Despite major fluctuations in macroeconomic performances, income inequality remained relatively stable during the years 1985-2000. Spatial inequality accounts for a sizable but not overwhelming portion of the national-level income inequality, and the relative importance of spatial inequality was declining over time. We also find that mean income levels across provinces were converging at a much faster rate than those observed in currently developed countries.
Subjects: 
income inequality
spatial inequality
inequality decomposition
convergence
neoclassical growth model
Philippines
JEL: 
E13
O10
O15
O53
ISBN: 
9291906212
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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