Income Distribution in the Harris-Todaro Model

20 Pages Posted: 19 May 1999

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Jonathan R.W. Temple

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: March 15, 1999

Abstract

This paper uses the Harris-Todaro model of rural-urban migration to explore how inequality is likely to evolve during the course of various kinds of economic development. It is shown that development in agriculture is likely to be reduce inequality. The paper also shows that the Kuznets curve is unlikely to be a general result, and clarifies the reasons for the observed link between dualism and inequality.

JEL Classification: O15

Suggested Citation

Temple, Jonathan R.W., Income Distribution in the Harris-Todaro Model (March 15, 1999). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=162109 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.162109

Jonathan R.W. Temple (Contact Author)

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

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