This paper is devoted to a general equilibrium analysis of the relationship between the inequality in asset holdings and the aggregate levels of output and employment in a developing economy. Since luxuries and basic goods compete for the use of the same scarce resources, unemployment is concieved as a mechanism whereby the market demand for basic goods can be limited to a sufficiently low level so that the high demand for luxuries can be met. The ambiguous effects of capital accumulation on employment are also examined.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Journal of Development Economics|
|State||Published - Jan 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics