Structural Change, Environment and Well-Being: Interactions Between Production and Consumption Choices of the Rich and the Poor in Developing Countries

  title={Structural Change, Environment and Well-Being: Interactions Between Production and Consumption Choices of the Rich and the Poor in Developing Countries},
  author={Angelo Antoci and Paolo Russu and Elisa Ticci},
  journal={Development Economics: Women},
Vulnerability to scarcity or to reduction of natural capital depends on defensive substitution possibilities that, in turn, are affected by the availability of other productive factors. However, in several developing countries asset distribution tends to be highly skewed. Taking into ac- count these elements, this paper argues that environmental degradation may represent a push factor of economic development in an economy polarized into two main classes (the Rich and the Poor) and characterized… 
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