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Income Distribution in Less Developed Countries - R. M. Sundrum

Income Distribution in Less Developed Countries

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Published: 16th July 2005
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Persistent and high levels of absolute poverty are the most obvious feature of many of the poorest countries, and yet many economists continue to disagree about how they can best be overcome. Considering the prevailing distribution of income in these countries, sustained economic growth may not be feasible or desirable.
"Income Distribution in Less Developed Countries" bridges the gap between the statistical and theoretical literature on income distribution, and helps to clarify the underlying trends and to provide recommendations for policies that might provide growth with equity.

." . . the book examines comprehensively and carefully a (the?) major dimension of development." -"Science Quarterly ." . . an enormously readable book on income distribution in LDCs and it will remain obligatory reading for research students working on income distribution." -"Income Journal

Introduction
The Statistical Approach
Statistical Data on Income Distribution
Measurement of Income Inequality and Poverty
Cross Sectional Patterns of Income Distribution
Historical Changes in Income Distribution
Dynamics of Income Distribution
The Analytical Framework
Introduction to Part II
Theories of Income Distribution
Income from Land: Land Distribution and Rent
Incomes from Labour: Wages and Employment
Incomes from Capital: Interest and Profits
The Structures of Production and Income Distribution
Conclusions of Part II
The Policy Implications
The Policy Objectives
Regulation of Markets
Redistributive Policies
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ISBN: 9780415079716
ISBN-10: 0415079713
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 16th July 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1