Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63404
Authors: 
Giné, Xavier
Klonner, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/104
Abstract: 
We study the diffusion of a capital intensive technology among a fishing community in south India and analyze the dynamics of income inequality during this process. We find that lack of asset wealth is an important predictor of delayed technology adoption. During the diffusion process, inequality follows Kuznets’ well-known inverted U-shaped curve. The empirical results imply that redistributive policies favouring the poor result in accelerated economic growth and a shorter duration of sharpened inequality.
Subjects: 
technology adoption
inequality
fishing sector
India
JEL: 
O33
O13
O25
ISBN: 
9291908886
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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