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    Much of the discussion of economic development in low and middle income countries and of poverty reduction has either ignored the issue of income distribution or has tended to view income distribution only in terms of its impact on economic growth. In this paper I argue that such an approach is misguided.

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    Paper provided by University of Massachusetts Boston, Economics Department in its series Working Papers with number 1.

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    Length: 23 Pages
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    Keywords: development; distribution; poverty;

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