Migration, growth, distribution and welfare

Oded Stark*, Shlomo Yitzhaki

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In this note we argue that the inverted U curve of inequality is a technical derivative of the attributes of the conventional indices of inequality; that these indices are inadequate measures of the change in welfare associated with the typical distributional consequences of rural-to-urban migration; and that an explicit welfare judgment with respect to this process should and can be made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-249
Number of pages7
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


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