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Is There a Kuznets Curve ?

  title={Is There a Kuznets Curve ?},
  author={J. Luke},
  • J. Luke
  • Published 2012
  • No. There has never been good evidence for a pattern of rising inequality in low-income countries and falling inequality in higher income countries. The only evidence that appears to support the Kuznets hypothesis is the cross-sectional pattern of inequality levels across countries, although the Kuznets hypothesis is an assertion about the path of inequality within countries. Numerous cross-sectional studies established the Kuznets curve as a stylized fact, dominating empirical and theoretical… CONTINUE READING
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