This title was first published in 2000. An analysis of income distribution and development in Kenya, seeking to increase the reader's understanding of the political economy of that country. The author offers three contributions. He provides an estimate of income inequality in Kenya. He presents data on time allocation in Kenya which makes it possible to compare the distribution of work with the distribution of income. Finally, he attempts to construct a class analysis that goes beyond the debates of the 1970s and 1980s, and goes on to draw a number of important conclusions from his findings.
Table of Contents
1. Why Search for Millionaires or Beggars? 2. Dualism and Income Distribution in Economics. 3. Income Distribution in Kenya: Small Islands of Plenty in a Sea of Poverty. 4. Land, Gender and Education: Accounting for Difference in Kenya. 5. Time Allocation in Rural Kenya: Who Does What Work? 6. The Distribution of Work and Income in Rural Kenya: Are All Rural Residents Underemployed? 7. Urban Time Allocation: The More Things Change the More they Remain the Same! 8. Mafelahi ama Wafanya Kazi: Workers or Peasants? Class and Development in Rural Kenya. 9. Conclusions: The Thin Edge of the Wedge!
Mwangi Wa Githinji