The relationship between income inequality and economic growth in OECD countries, including South Korea
Thesis (M.P.P.)--Georgetown University, 2008.; Includes bibliographical references. To reduce income inequality, governments adopt various policies. One of most common policies to reduce income inequality is to increase government spending in social welfare. The idea is to redistribute resource from rich to poor people by government intervention. Another policy approach is to increase the size of the economic pie by boosting economic growth. It is based on the idea that a bigger economic pie can provide more resources to the poor, thus reducing income inequality. South Korea is the example of the second idea, as shown its history from 1960's to 1980's. This study shows that both approaches have merit in reducing income inequality.
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