Simon Kuznets has suggested that in the early stages of economic development, the distribution of income would tend to worsen, while at the later stages it would be improved by the economic growth. Whatever the theoretical explanation for the Kuznets curve, the empirical validity of this relation for the developing countries is still discussible. With in this article, the secular relationship bctween economic growth and the level of inequality has been tried to be tested with a cross-section regression study for 56 countries as a first step. Then, it has been tried to find out the consequences of macroeconomic policies on income distribution based on the cross-section regression study for 42 countries.
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