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Income inequality and economic development
Staff Publications
  • Hon Kwong LUI, Lingnan College, Hong Kong
Document Type
Book
Publication Date
1-1-1997
Publisher
City University of Hong Kong Press
Disciplines
Abstract

Has income inequality in Hong Kong risen or declined? The author wonders if income inequality has come down because of Hong Kong's rapid economic growth which enabled the government to invest heavily in education and public housing. His economic analysis concludes ironically otherwise: Income inequality has risen substantially despite the well-intended education and housing policies. Types and degrees of income gaps in Hong Kong (1976-1991) are documented and some suggestions are made.

ISBN
9789629370060
Citation Information
Lui, H.-K. (1997). Income inequality and economic development. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.