On the determinants of inequality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Marcelo Bisogno, Alberto Chong

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We provide empirical evidence on the determinants of income inequality in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the civil war. To do this, we use a an ordered probit approach and take advantage of the first post-war household survey for the country which sheds some light on the influence of regional differences as well as household characteristics on income quintile determination. With respect to the former, we find large income differences between the two entities in the country, the Federation and Republika Srpska. Such income differences are also noticeable inside entities. On the latter, there are some signs that education, experience, and employment, among others, may help reduce the probability of income decline. Our results are robust to changes of specification as shown by applying a formal sensitivity analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-337
Number of pages27
JournalEconomics of Transition
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Displaced
  • Ethnicity
  • Income quintiles
  • Transition economies
  • War


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