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Trade, education, and income inequality
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-21, 05:32 authored by Brueckner, M, Van Long, N, Joaquin VespignaniJoaquin Vespignani
This paper examines the relationship between countries' bilateral trade with the United States that is not due to gravity (non-gravity trade) and the distribution of income within countries. In countries where only a small share of the population are educated, an increase in non-gravity trade is associated with a significant increase in income inequality. As education of the population increases the correlation between non-gravity trade and income inequality becomes smaller. Non-gravity trade has no significant effect on income inequality in countries that are world leaders in education.
Publication titleApplied Economics
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Ltd
Place of publication4 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, England, Oxfordshire, Ox14 4Rn
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