The Global Kuznets Curve, 1969-2007

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Jeffrey Hobbs PhD, Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Noting increasing economic equality in three developed nations and using a theoretical economic model, Kuznets hypothesized that economic development was associated with initial increasing economic inequality followed by decreasing economic inequality. GDP and population data (1969-2007) from 36 nations and regions, comprising the entire global economy and population, demonstrate a global Kuznets curve.

Additional Information

J. Riggs, J. Hobbs, G. Hobbs and T. Riggs, "The Global Kuznets Curve, 1969-2007," Modern Economy, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2012, pp. 160-163. doi: 10.4236/me.2012.32022. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2012
Economic Development, Global Economy, Income Inequality, Kuznets Curve

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