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Development and inequalities

01 Oct 2009-Revista de Economia Política (Centro de Economia Política)-Vol. 29, Iss: 4, pp 377-385

AbstractThe rise in wages inequalities, whatever may be the level of development reached, is linked to the modernization of countries, a modernization percieved as a constraint in an ever more globalised world. This tendency is sometimes thwarted by sustained education policies and by restrictive government policies aiming at raising low wages. But as a tendency, it is stronger when countries increase their opening rate and modify the exports structures toward ever more sophisticated products. One can however see how much it is artificial to separate technology from exports in order to measure their respective weight on the rise of inequalities. JEL Classification: O1; F16; F4; J31.

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