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Measuring Inequality: Trends and Determinants in Developing Countries

Author: Bc. Lubomír Cingl
Year: 2007 - summer
Leaders: Ing. Vilém Semerák M.A., Ph.D.
Consultants: doc. Ing. Vladimír Benáček CSc.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 98
Awards and prizes: B.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good bachelors diploma thesis.
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Abstract: The aim of this work is to uncover some of the current debate over the world income inequality, its development over the recent time and methodological caveats with focus on developing countries. First, we analyze the topic of income inequality from the theoretical point of view with focus on the methodological problems with definitions and measures of inequality. The optimal level of within-country inequality and a feasibility of international transfers are discussed and an overview of main empirical approaches of measuring inequality is provided. A brief review of major opinions on the development of world income inequality is described together with a discussion of the determinants of income inequality in developing countries. Last but not least, we present a model, where we analyze the determinants of within-country income inequality in the developing countries in the years 1985-2002.
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