On the measurement of regional inequality: does spatial dimension of income inequality matter?

  title={On the measurement of regional inequality: does spatial dimension of income inequality matter?},
  author={Josef Novotn{\'y}},
  journal={The Annals of Regional Science},
  • J. Novotný
  • Published 7 March 2007
  • Economics
  • The Annals of Regional Science
The paper concerns selected theoretical and empirical aspects of the decomposition of income inequality by spatially defined subgroups. Special consideration is given to the implications for measurement and comparison of regional inequality. The decomposition by the Theil coefficient is applied at global and European levels including estimates of historical development. Additionally, the empirical evidence on the decomposition of inequality in a number of countries is reviewed, regional… 

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