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Income inequality, decentralisation, and regional development in Western Europe

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  • A. Pike
  • A. Rodriguez-Pose
  • J. Tomaney
  • Gianpiero Torrisi
  • V. Tselios
Devolution can have incongruous effects on equality. Decentralisation of powers and resources to lower tiers of government can either increase or reduce interpersonal inequalities, depending on characteristics of the devolved region. This column uses data from regions of Western Europe to show that greater fiscal decentralisation is associated with lower income inequality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1278-1301
Number of pages24
JournalEnvironment and Planning A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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