An alternative test of Kuznets’ hypothesis

Angeles, L. (2010) An alternative test of Kuznets’ hypothesis. Journal of Economic Inequality, (doi:10.1007/s10888-009-9117-4)

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Abstract

This paper uses a novel approach for testing Kuznets’ hypothesis. Following Kuznets’ original insights, we test for an inverted U relationship between employment outside agriculture and income inequality, instead of the traditional focus on GDP per capita and income inequality. Our results, obtained using panel and country by country regressions, do not support Kuznets’ hypothesis.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Angeles, Dr Luis
Authors: Angeles, L.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Journal Name:Journal of Economic Inequality
ISSN:1569-1721
ISSN (Online):1573-8701
Published Online:23 July 2009

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