IMPACT OF INCOME INEQUALITY ON THE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN MALTA

Samuel Foli

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Inequality of income is termed as the uneven sharing of income among group of people. The research aimed to probe the impact of inequality in income has on the economic growth of Malta. Secondary data were gathered from Eurostats, World Bank and OECD national account for a 13-year period annually (2006-2018). Ordinary Least Square (OLS) model was employed for the study. Dependent variable- GDP per capita, Independent variable- Gini coefficient and control variables- High Income Proportion, Low Income Proportion, Second Income Proportion, Third Income Proportion and Fourth Income Proportion all expressed by 20 percent of the population were used. The result revealed a negative impact of income inequality on the Maltese economic growth.

 

JEL: E01; E64; O11

 

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GDP per capita, Gini coefficient, income inequality

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejefr.v0i0.814

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