This book includes papers that shed some light on the study of income distribution from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. It explores the propositions that the income gap is growing in developing countries and the poor are becoming relatively poorer in an absolute sense.
Part 1: The Problem 1. Economic Underdevelopment and Income Distribution: A Survey of the Literature 2. The World Bank and World Poverty 3. Growth and Distribution: Trade-offs or Complements? 4. Development and Distribution in Tanzania Part 2: Who Are the Poor? 5. Exports, Entrepreneurs, and Equity: A Solution to the Problems of Population and Poverty in Southeast Asia? 6. Operating in a Complex Society 7. A Review and Critique of Foster's "Image of Limited Good" 8. Dualism and Productivity: An Examination of the Economic Roles of Women in Societies in Transition Part 3: What To Do About It 9. Policies for Equitable Growth 10. Income Inequality and Capitalist Development: A Marxist Perspective 11. Water Supply and Income Distribution in Developing Countries 12. Intermediate Technology and Income Distribution in Developing Nations