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The effect of human capital inequality on income inequality in developing countries


Mahmood, Suraya and Mohd Noor, Zaleha and Siong, Hook Law (2012) The effect of human capital inequality on income inequality in developing countries. In: 3rd International Conference on Business and Economic Research (3rd ICBER 2012), 12-13 March 2012, Golden Flower Hotel, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This paper examines the effect of human capital inequality on income inequality in Developing Countries using Gini coefficient as a consistent measurement for both of inequality. This study also adds a few control variables such as Globalization Index, GDP per capita and total of population using dynamic panel data Generalized method of Moment (GMM) for 55 countries over the period of 1970-2010. The empirical results show that, human capital inequality is significant with income inequality. However, other control variables are insignificant with income inequality except GDP per capita. Thus, to reduce income inequality and to give citizens equal opportunities, governments of developing countries and policymakers need to pay attention to human capital inequality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-957-5705-05-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human capital inequality, Income inequality, Generalized Method of Moment(GMM)and Developing Countries
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Miss Nur Syamim
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 03:52
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 06:35
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12259

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