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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1978)

Document title

Income inequality under changing urban conditions in Tropical Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HINDERINK J. ; STERKENBURG J. J. ;

Abstract

Among inequality studies those on income inequality take a prominent place. Most of these studies are of a highly statistical nature. The present article approaches income inequality from quite a different angle. It deals with changes in income structure in an urban area in Tropical Africa in historical perspective. In this case the historical periods are not the result of rather arbitrary phasing of the period under consideration but they are clearly coupled with the expansion of the capitalist system over Tropical Africa and the historical changes in the nature and functioning of this system. The impact of these changes on the production structure of urban areas, in this case the fort-factory town Cape Coast in Ghana, and the effects on income inequality constitute the central theme of this study. (AGD).

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie

Editor :

Millesime : 1978, vol. 69, no1-2 [pp. 46-57]

Language

Anglais

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