The colonial legacy: Income inequality in former British African colonies

By: Atkinson, A.B.
URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2014-045&r=ltv
This paper examines the distribution of top incomes in 15 former British colonies in Africa, drawing on evidence available from income tax records. It seeks to throw light on the position of colonial elites during the period of British rule. Just how uneq
Keywords: inequality, income distribution, colonial Africa
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