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Does equitable income distribution matter to improve food security? An analysis of 48 developing countries (en revisión)
Año:2014
Áreas de investigación
  • Economía internacional
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Descripción
There is mixed evidence in the literature about the effects of the composition of economic growth on food security. This paper tests whether income inequality has a negative impact on food security in developing countries. The analysis is carried out with the data collected on income distribution variables and food security indicators over 16 years (1995?2010) and across 48 developing countries, using panel data analysis. Results reveal that income inequality has a negative impact on food security. Because of the small variation over time of the gini index, we consider both the inequality level and the relationship between inequality and economic growth. Although inequality is detrimental for food security, in those countries where development is accompanied by a decrease of inequality food security indicators improve faster than in those where inequality is increasing. Our article shows that policies should focus on making income growth more inclusive and more equitable.
Internacional
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JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Developing Economies
ISSN
0012-1533
Factor de impacto JCR
0,424
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  • Autor: Barbara Soriano Martinez (UPM)
  • Autor: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
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  • Creador: Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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