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Inequality, Transfers and Growth
			: New Evidence From the Economic Transition in Poland

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Volume/Issue: 2000/117

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eswar Prasad , and Michael Keane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854008.001

ISBN: 9781451854008

Keywords: Income and earnings inequality, social transfers, redistribution, political economic of reforms, survey, household income, income inequality, sampling, standard deviation

This paper challenges the conventional wisdom that inequality in Poland increased markedly during the economic transition. Income and consumption inequality actually declined in 1990-92 and rose only moderately abo...