Spatial Inequalities Explained: Evidence from Burkina Faso

35 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2009

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Johannes Graeb

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michael Grimm

Erasmus University Rotterdam; University of Passau; IZA; DIW Berlin

Date Written: December 1, 2008

Abstract

Empirical evidence suggests that regional disparities in incomes are often very high, that these disparities do not necessarily disappear as economies grow and that these disparities are itself an important driver of growth. We use a novel approach based on multilevel modeling to decompose the sources of spatial disparities in incomes among households in Burkina Faso. We show that spatial disparities are not only driven by the spatial concentration of households with particular endowments but to a large extent also by disparities in community endowments. Climatic differences across regions due also matter, but to a much smaller extent.

Keywords: spatial inequality, poverty, multilevel modeling, decomposition, Sub-Saharan Africa

JEL Classification: C21, I32, O12, R12

Suggested Citation

Graeb, Johannes and Grimm, Michael, Spatial Inequalities Explained: Evidence from Burkina Faso (December 1, 2008). DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 843. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1428824 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1428824

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