Urbanization and income inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author Sulemana, I.
dc.contributor.author Nketiah-Amponsah, E.
dc.contributor.author Codjoe, E.A.
dc.contributor.author Andoh, J.A.N.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-27T11:08:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-27T11:08:06Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2019.101544
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/30301
dc.description.abstract According to the World Bank, a burgeoning proportion of Africans now live in urban areas. The United Nations notes that the fastest urbanizing regions in the world are Africa and Asia and projects that by the year 2050 these regions would become about 56% and 64% urban, respectively. At the same time, over the last several decades, many countries and regions have recorded rising income inequality. While some scholars have argued that urbanization worsens income inequality, others contend that the relationship is non-linear and dependent on the stage of development. In this regard, Sub-Saharan Africa remains largely understudied. This paper employed an unbalanced panel dataset for 48 Sub-Saharan African countries over the period 1996–2016 to examine whether urbanization is correlated with income inequality. We find evidence of a positive association between urbanization and income inequality in the region. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sustainable Cities and Society en_US
dc.subject Gini index en_US
dc.subject Income inequality en_US
dc.subject Urbanization en_US
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.title Urbanization and income inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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