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Inequality, corruption and the informal sector

Dobson, Stephen; Ramlogan-Dobson, Carlyn

Authors

Carlyn Ramlogan-Dobson

Abstract

The marginal impact of corruption on income inequality is shown to be a linear function of the size of the informal sector. This implies that anti-corruption policies alone are unlikely to reduce inequality in countries with a large informal sector. © 2011 Elsevier B.V..

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2012
Journal Economics Letters
Print ISSN 0165-1765
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 115
Issue 1
Pages 104-107
Institution Citation Dobson, S., & Ramlogan-Dobson, C. (2012). Inequality, corruption and the informal sector. Economics letters, 115(1), 104-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2011.11.034
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2011.11.034
Keywords Corruption, Income inequality, Informal sector,