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Income Diversification as Income Maximizing Strategy

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  • Wolfgang Lechthaler

    () (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)

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In a simple model, I demonstrate that the U-shaped relationship between income and income diversification typically found in developing countries can be explained without any risk considerations. It might be the result of pure income maximization in an environment with limited possibilities.

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  • Wolfgang Lechthaler, 2010. "Income Diversification as Income Maximizing Strategy," Journal of Income Distribution, Journal of Income Distribution, vol. 19(3-4), pages 9-16, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:jid:journl:y:2010:v:19:i:3-4:p:9-16
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    Keywords

    income diversification; U-shape; developing countries;

    JEL classification:

    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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