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Growth policies and income distribution (English)

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Title Growth policies and income distribution (English)
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Myint, Hla

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World Bank (WB)

Date 1985
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Education

Abstract

This paper develops the view that in a wide variety of situations in developing countries, there is not likely to be a serious conflict between efficient growth policies and the objective of alleviating poverty and reducing income inequalities. In the first part of the paper a number of conceptual issues are clarified to bring out the central concern of the paper which is the effect of growth policies on income distribution, as distinct from the effect of income distribution policies on growth. The conventional view of the "trade-off" between "growth" and "equity" suggests that these two effects would be symmetrical. The author shows, however, that this view is too simplistic and leaves out a number of important "initial conditions" which affect the issue. The second part of the paper distinguishes the ex post record of growth and income distribution from the ex ante appropriateness of economic policies to the initial conditions of the different countries. Examples are drawn from various types of economies including Brazil, Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand