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Paper accepted on African inequality trends

Datum:08 november 2015
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

The paper ‘Long term trends in economic inequality: Lessons from colonial Botswana 1921–1974’ written by Jutta Bolt and Ellen Hillbom (Lund University) has been accepted for publication in the Economic History Review. The show a rise and subsequent decline in income inequality over a long time horizon for this African country and argue that these trends are not related to industrialisation, but perhaps to urbanisation and the rise of the services economy.