On Pro-Middle Class Growth

Osnat Peled, Jacques Silber

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Is economic growth a sufficient condition for reducing poverty or should governments enact policies that fight poverty? As stressed by Kakwani and Son (forthcoming), in the 1950s and 1960s development economists believed in the idea of “trickle-down” which assumes that even if growth is beneficial mainly to the rich, the poor will ultimately also profit from growth, once the wealthy spend their gains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEconomic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being
Number of pages26
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEconomic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being
ISSN (Print)2364-107X
ISSN (Electronic)2364-1088

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