Spatial and Temporal Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Trends in Income Inequality
Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs
Overall total inequality for state per capita personal income as well as total inequality for nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas are examined for the period 1969 to 1995. In each case, the total inequality was partitioned into between and within-region variations. Statistical testing shows no perceptible differences between the major categories, nonmetropolitan and metropolitan. Further, this study uses a model to test for narrowing of income gaps within these categories. It was found that for both nonmetropolitan and metropolitan, a general trend toward equality was evidenced during the early 1970s decade. In that decade, the nonmetropolitan areas' incomes approached the metropolitan areas' incomes but showed significant divergences in the 1980s, followed again by a narrowing of the gaps in the 1990s.
Growth and Change
Carter, G. C.
(1999). Spatial and Temporal Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Trends in Income Inequality. Growth and Change, 30(3), 407-429.
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