Why is Income Inequality Increasing in the Developed World?

Roser, Max and Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3244-6560 (2016) Why is Income Inequality Increasing in the Developed World? Review of Income and Wealth, 62 (1). pp. 1-27. ISSN 00346586


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We address empirically the factors affecting the dynamics of income inequality among industrialized economies. Using a panel for 32 developed countries spanning the last four decades, our results indicate that the predictions of the Stolper-Samuelson theorem concerning the effects of international trade on income inequality find support in the data if we concentrate on imports from developing countries as a trade measure, as theory would imply. We find that democratization, the interaction of technology and education and changes in the relative power of labour unions affect inequality dynamics robustly.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Roser, M. and Cuaresma, J. C. (2014), Why is Income Inequality Increasing in the Developed World?. Review of Income and Wealth, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/roiw.12153. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Keywords: Inequality / international trade / FDI / globalization / institutions
Classification Codes: JEL D63, I24, F10
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft > Makroökonomie
Forschungsinstitute > Human Capital and Development
Kompetenzzentren > Sustainability Transf. & Responsibility
Version of the Document: Accepted for Publication
Variance from Published Version: Minor
Depositing User: Elena Simukovic
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 11:08
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2020 08:53
Related URLs:
FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/68541/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/4529


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