Correlates of declining income inequality in emerging and developing nations

In an upcoming publication for World Development titled, ‘The correlates of declining income inequality among emerging and developing economies during the 2000s’ (2022), author Edward Anderson of the University of East Anglia discusses patterns that were frequently observed in countries that experienced declining levels of income inequality.

Among the most significant results of the paper, one states that “the tendency toward declining inequality in the 2000s was stronger in countries with higher initial levels of inequality and larger increases in relative agricultural productivity, country-specific primary commodity prices, and remittance inflows.” (Furceri and Loungani, 2018) “The results suggest that the challenge now facing many emerging and developing countries is how to sustain the reductions in inequality achieved since the early 2000s, given the decline in commodity prices since 2015, and the social and economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic”, the paper adds.

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