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Special Issue "Structural transformation, poverty and income inequality"
A special issue of Economies (ISSN 2227-7099).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
The traditional structural transformation is associated with the transition from a labor-intensive and low-productivity economy to a capital and knowledge-intensive production structure in which manufacturing and the service sectors expand while the primary sector shrinks. In addition, capital intensification and enhanced knowledge of farming practices unleash increases in agricultural labor and land productivity, which is turn displace rural workers who usually migrate to peri-urban areas or cities to find employment in manufacturing or service sectors.
The digital revolution (digital computing technologies and solutions applied to agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors), together with endogenous economic forces, however, are disrupting the process of structural transformation for both lagging and incomplete transformers, impacting markets in unpredictable ways, and affecting how economic outcomes are distributed among economic agents.
The impact of the digitally-caused disruption of the structural transformation requires further research, particularly work focusing on examining its impact on rural spaces. This Special Issue of the Economies invites the submission of articles that explore the impact of the digital economy on the structural transformation and its spinoff on sectoral structures and socio-economic outcomes in rural and urban spaces. Theoretical research and country-specific or cross-country empirical submissions focusing on the following areas are encouraged:
- The process of structural transformation in the digital era;
- The impact of digital technologies on rural/urban household livelihoods, poverty, income distribution, and rural-urban migration;
- Digital technologies and the transformation of the primary sector;
- Digital technologies, skill-biased transformation, and income inequality and poverty;
- Public policies for promoting shared prosperity in rural and urban spaces in the digital era.
Prof. Dr. Edinaldo Tebaldi
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- technological change
- structural transformation
- income inequality