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Vækst og indkomstfordeling i udviklingslandene

Tarp, Finn (1981): Vækst og indkomstfordeling i udviklingslandene. Published in:


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This article analyzes the relationship between growth and income distribution in developing countries. Three important hypotheses are scrutinized: The U-hypothesis, the absolute income hypothesis and the hypothesis of conflict between growth and a more equal income distribution. After a review of theoretical arguments, the empirical evidence is discussed. It is concluded that the existing basis for justifying and testing the hypotheses is highly unsatisfactory.

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