Trade and income inequality in developing countries
Meschi, Elena and Vivarelli, Marco. (2009) Trade and income inequality in developing countries. World Development, Vol.37 (No.2). pp. 287-302. ISSN 0305-750XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.06.002
We use a dynamic specification to estimate the impact of trade oil within-country income inequality in a sample of 65 developing countries [DCs] over the 1980 99 period. Our results Suggest that trade with high income countries worsen income distribution it) DCs, through both imports and exports, These findings provide Support to the hypothesis that technological differentials and the skill biased nature of new technologies may be important factors in shaping the distributive effects of trade. Moreover, we observe that the previous results only hold For middle-income countries (MICs) we intcrpret this evidence by considering the grater potential for technological upgrading in MIC's. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||World Development|
|Official Date:||February 2009|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 287-302|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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