Income Dispersion Between States of Different Regions In the United States, Including Comparisons With Australia
Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development
This paper examines income dispersion among the states within the regions in the United States. A profile from 1929 to 1997 is provided. A simple equitable distributional criterion is used whereby each state receives a share of the total population comparable to its share of income. The dispersion measure employed is the coefficient of variation for each region on a yearly basis. The results provide evidence that for most regions, a substantial declining trend in income dispersion among component states is observed up to the early to mid-1970s, followed by a slight rise in the 1980s with slightly diminishing trends in most recent years. A comparison is also provided for regional income inequality in the United States with regional income inequality in Australia.
Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
(2001). Income Dispersion Between States of Different Regions In the United States, Including Comparisons With Australia. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 7(2), 151-165.
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