Fundamental Determinants of Inequality and the Role of Government

Author/Editor:

Vito Tanzi

Publication Date:

December 1, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses the fundamental determinants of inequality. These are identified as world or market forces, social norms, ownership of real and human capital, and the role of government. The change in the relative role of these factors in determining inequality during economic development is analyzed.

Series:

Working Paper No. 98/178

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451858921/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1781998

Format:

Paper

Pages:

24

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