Does inequality affect climate change? A regional and sectoral analysis

Nicholas Marinucci, Kris Ivanovski

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Abstract

We examine the time-varying relationship between income inequality and carbon dioxide emissions at the sub-national regional and sectoral levels in Australia from 1990 to 2017. We find the relationship between income inequality and carbon dioxide emissions to be non-linear and either negative or statistically insignificant. We also find significant cross-industry heterogeneity in the income inequality-carbon dioxide emissions nexus, exposing how sector-specific events, such as mining business cycles, are exemplified through the relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-729
Number of pages25
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Volume166
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

Keywords

  • CO emissions
  • Income inequality
  • Non-parametric panel data
  • Sector

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