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Urbanization and income inequality in sub-Saharan Africa: What role for traditional governance and e-governance?

Yacobou SANOUSSI
Université de Kara, Togo
Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion, Département d’Économie
syacobou@gmail.com
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1119-6286

Komlan Ametowoyo ADEVE
Université de Kara, Togo
Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion, Département d’Économie
fadeve@yahoo.fr
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5296-685X

Kwami Ossadzifo WONYRA
Université de Kara, Togo
Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion, Département d’Économie
wonyra.ossa@gmail.com
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5237-4352

Abstract: This article aims to analyze the role of traditional governance and e-governance in the urbanization-governance-income inequality relationship in sub-Saharan Africa coun- tries. To achieve this, panel data is used for 48 countries covering the period 2005–2016. Dynamic modeling is adopted and the LSDVC method is used to estimate our model. The results show that urbanization strengthens inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa countries. However, the use of telecommunications services and the quality of public services com- bined with urbanization reduce income inequalities.

Keywords: urbanization, income inequality, telecommunications, sub-Saharan Africa.

JEL classification : D63, D73, L96, Q15.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18559/RIELF.2021.2.8