The Distribution of National Income in Underdeveloped Countries

  • Maria Negreponti-Delivanis
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


One of the first things that becomes clear when one starts to think about the problems of income distribution in the less developed countries is that the analytical tools we are accustomed to use for economically advanced countries won’t do. We need something different. Modern models of income distribution may, like Kaldor’s,2 assume full employment of the factors of production in a highly capitalistic economy; or they may, like Boulding’s,3 rest on the assumptions of underemployment of factors and perfectly elastic supply; but our analysis will have to work with underemployment and inelastic supply for as long as underemployment lasts.


Income Distribution Public Official National Income Inflationary Pressure Cash Holding 
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© International Economic Association 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Negreponti-Delivanis
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  1. 1.University of ThessalonikiUK

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