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11 August 2020 Income Inequality and Fishery Products Imports: An Empirical Study in Coastal Countries
Yuanyuan Xiu, Guanhua Hu, Jin Zhao, Bing Li
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Xiu, Y.Y.; Hu, G.H.; Zhao, J., and Li, B., 2020. Income inequality and fishery products imports: An empirical study in coastal countries. In: Qiu, Y.; Zhu, H., and Fang, X. (eds.), Current Advancements in Marine and Coastal Research for Technological and Sociological Applications. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 107, pp. 368-371. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

With economic development, income inequality in many countries has also increased over the past few decades. With the increase of residents' income level, fishery products, as a high-quality protein, is favored by people to improve the quality of life. This article explores how income inequality affects fish resource imports. We conclude that the impact of income inequality on fish consumption varies with the degree of national economic development. In high-income countries, the smaller the income gap, the higher the consumption of fish products; in low-income countries, the bigger the income gap, the higher the fish consumption.

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Yuanyuan Xiu, Guanhua Hu, Jin Zhao, and Bing Li "Income Inequality and Fishery Products Imports: An Empirical Study in Coastal Countries," Journal of Coastal Research 107(sp1), 368-371, (11 August 2020). https://doi.org/10.2112/JCR-SI107-084.1
Received: 19 May 2020; Accepted: 16 June 2020; Published: 11 August 2020
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