Income Distribution and Growth in the Less-Developed Countries; Equity, Income and Policy: Comparative Studies in Three Worlds of Development; Income Distribution Policy in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Korea
Edited by Charles R. Frank, Jr. and Richard C. Webb, Edited by Irving Louis Horowitz, Irma Adelman and Sherman Robinson Reviewed by William Diebold, Jr.
The Brookings book was funded by the U.S. AID, and the Korean study by the World Bank, while the Horowitz volume stems from meetings of the American Political Science Association. That spread testifies to the range of interests generated by ideas about greater equity in the distribution of income (which to most people means more equality). How difficult it is to alter distributional patterns unless that is made a major goal of a society and is pursued by a variety of means is borne out by all three studies.
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