Thursday, 14 May 2009

Africa's consumption distribution by country

Courtesy of the African Economic Outlook website here, the table below shows the consumption share of the richest ten percent of the population in African countries. Southern African and English speaking countries tend to be among the more unequal, while Francophone countries tend to be more equal. English speaking countries worldwide are often less concerned with inequality; I am not aware of any English speaking country which has had a communist government, for example. If the link is robust, it may be due to colonial heritage or possibly post-colonial links with other Anglophone countries.

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