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Urban-rural inequality in living standards in Africa

Urban-rural inequality in living standards in Africa

Journal of African Economies 12(4): 564-597

In this paper we examine the relative importance of rural versus urban areas in terms of monetary poverty and seven other related living standards indicators. We present the levels of urban-rural differences for several African countries for which we have data and find that living standards in rural areas lag far behind those in urban areas.

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DOI: 10.1093/jae/12.4.564

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