1st Edition

Income Distribution in Less Developed Countries

By R. M. Sundrum Copyright 1990
    342 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This is a major book in a key area of development economics. It gives a comprehensive survey of the link between income distribution and the growth of national income, bringing out major patterns and trends, and concluding that there is still considerable scope for growth with equity in LDCs.

    1. Introduction Part I: The Statistical Approach 2. Statistical Data on Income Distribution 3. Measurement of Income Inequality and Poverty 4. Cross Sectional Patterns of Income Distribution 5. Historical Changes in Income Distribution 6. Dynamics of Income Distribution Part II: The Analytical Framework 7. Introduction to Part II 8. Theories of Income Distribution 9. Income from Land: Land Distribution and Rent 10. Incomes from Labour: Wages and Employment 11. Incomes from Capital: Interest and Profits 12. The Structures of Production and Income Distribution 13. Conclusions of Part II Part III: The Policy Implications 14. The Policy Objectives 15. Regulation of Markets 16. Redistributive Policies


    R. M. Sundrum

    `...an enormously readable book on income distribution in LDCs and it will remain obligatory reading for research students working on income distribution.' - Income Journal