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23 Jan 14

Population Contributions to Global Income Inequality: A Fuller Account.

Authors: ELOUNDOU-ENYEGUE Parfait, TENIKUE Michel, KANDIWA Vongai M.

Abstract: Population processes are expected to contribute to global income inequality but so far, studies have mostly documented the contributions of changing population size. Such studies typically decompose global inequality trends into population size vs. income effects. We expand decomposition to cover population size, age structure and worker productivity, thus giving a fuller account of demographic influences. This expansion reveals a larger influence of population factors than previously recognized. Further, age structure (not population size) wields the larger influence and its acknowledgment helps consider international differences in dependency ratios. The implications and extensions of these findings are discussed

Reference: ELOUNDOU-ENYEGUE Parfait, TENIKUE Michel, KANDIWA Vongai M. Population Contributions to Global Income Inequality: A Fuller Account. CEPS/INSTEAD, 2013, Working Papers n°2013-28, 28 p.

Keywords:
Demographic transitions,
population size,
age structure,
decomposition,
global inequality,
population growth

Linked publications
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CEPS/INSTEAD, 2012, Working Papers n°2012-41, 32 p.