The objectives of this review are as follows:
(1) to map the available evidence that seeks to evaluate or better understand the effects of government policies and interventions on income inequality, in low and middle income countries;
(2) to establish whether any particular types of policies or interventions tend to reduce or increase income inequality on average: in other words, whether there are any consistent and generalisable findings or results across contexts and methods;
(3) to explain heterogeneity in the estimated effect of such policies or interventions, across countries, regions or over time (‘structural’ heterogeneity) or research methods used (‘method’ heterogeneity);
(4) to understand better the processes and mechanisms through which government policies and interventions affect income inequality.
Anderson, E.; Esposito, L.; Duvendack, M.; Jalles d&#8217;Orey, M.A. Protocol - What policies and interventions have been strongly associated with reductions in in-country income inequality? EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, London, UK (2014) 57 pp.