How do human rights violations affect poverty and income distribution?

Apergis, Nicholas, and Cooray, Arusha (2020) How do human rights violations affect poverty and income distribution? International Economics, 161. pp. 56-65.

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Employing data for 125 countries and spanning the 1990–2014 period, we empirically examine the impact of human rights on income distribution and poverty. We also investigate how aid and trade can influence poverty and income distribution through human rights. The results suggest that stronger human rights records contribute to greater income equality, as well as to poverty reduction. The interaction of human rights with both ODA and trade show that as aid and trade flows increase, or alternatively as human rights records increase, ODA and trade flows reduce poverty and lead to greater equality in income distribution.

Item ID: 69174
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2542-6869
Keywords: Global panel of countries, Human rights, Income inequality, Poverty
Copyright Information: © 2019 CEPII (Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales), a center for research and expertise on the world economy.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 23:11
FoR Codes: 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380199 Applied economics not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1502 Macroeconomics > 150206 Income distribution @ 50%
15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1502 Macroeconomics > 150299 Macroeconomics not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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