Región y sociedad
versión impresa ISSN 1870-3925
GUTIERREZ FLORES, Luis; MENDEZ DELGADO, Alba Verónica y REYES VALDES, José Refugio. La movilidad y la distribución del ingreso en los municipios de Coahuila. Región y sociedad [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.52, pp.131-171. ISSN 1870-3925.
This article analyses the income distribution dynamics of Coahuila's municipalities for the years between 1970 and 2000 using ever more common alternative tools for studying regional inequality dynamics: Markov chains and density functions. In our case, the analysis is disaggregated to the municipal level in order to see how these economic units interact, a context that enriches the literature on the topic, which still consists predominantly of works that use a more traditional approach, such as the classic convergence equation. Results indicate relative immobility of Coahuila's municipalities in terms of their income, implying that there are no important changes in income distribution, which is also polarized.
Palabras llave : income distribution; Markov chains; stratification; polarization; separation; per capita municipal GDP.