Effect of macroeconomic, demographic and governance factors on income inequality of selected sub-Saharan Africa Countries

Dagim Tadesse Bekele, Salale University, Department of Economics, Fiche, Ethiopia
2020 Journal of Economic Development, Environment and People  
This research tried to look effect of macroeconomic, demographic, and governance factors on income inequality in 34 sub-Saharan Africa countries by using unbalanced panel data spanning from 2010 to 2017. Two-step System GMM estimation is used for the econometrics analysis of the Dynamic Panel Data model. The finding revealed income inequality has a dynamic nature. Also, Kuznets' hypothesis is worked in these countries: where economic growth is found to have a significant increasing effect on
more » ... easing effect on income inequality in short-run while in the long run, its' effect is significant and decreasing. Population growth is the other variable that is found to have an increasing impact on income inequality. Differently, FDI and low perception of corruption decrease income inequality. Therefore, much focus will have to be given to achieve sustainable development objectives, promoting FDI, and controlling corruption. Also, managing the population growth is important.
doi:10.26458/jedep.v9i1.652 fatcat:ymx3x2t3czhslaaeokay5uobd4