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The Political Economy of Income Distribution in Nigeria
The Political Economy of Income Distribution in Nigeria
Edited by Henry Bienen and V.P. Diejomaoh
Holmes & Meier, 1981, 520 pp
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In Nigeria, income distribution has stirred political passions chiefly when the relative shares of regions, states or communities were affected; only when oil no longer holds out the promise of economic mobility are gaps between individuals or classes likely to become a highly charged issue for the mostly very poor people of Africa's oil giant. In this study, a group of Nigerian and American social scientists carefully analyze the existing inequalities from a variety of perspectives, and offer remedies for what they see as an increasingly grave problem.