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[Excerpt] This book by R. M. Sundrum, a professor at the Australian National University and former director of the World Bank, is a compilation of issues, ideas, and data on income distribution in less developed countries (LDCs). Each chapter or section has something meaningful to say, and for this reason the book bears careful study. However, no overarching theme or approach is apparent, so the reader is likely to come away with numerous small lessons about distribution and development but few larger conclusions.


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Fields, G. S. (1992). [Review of the book Income distribution in less developed countries] [Electronic version]. Journal of Economic Literature 30(3), 1542-1543.

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