Kuznets beyond Kuznets: Structural Transformation and Income Inequality in the Era of Globalization in Asia | Asian Development Bank

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Kuznets beyond Kuznets: Structural Transformation and Income Inequality in the Era of Globalization in Asia

Publication | September 2018
Kuznets beyond Kuznets: Structural Transformation and Income Inequality in the Era of Globalization in Asia

Structural transformation is a key factor in determining productivity growth and income distribution in Asia.

Simon Kuznets’ views about the inverted-U relationship between inequality and development and the process of structural transformation have long been under the lens of researchers. Over the last 20 years, immense potential for growth in Asia has been facilitated by structural transformation. However, it remains undecided whether the contribution of structural transformation will stay as a crucial factor in determining potential productivity growth and income distribution. This book brings together novel conceptual frameworks and empirical evidence from country case studies on topics related to structural transformation, globalization, and income inequality.

Edited by: Saumik Paul