TITLE

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INCOME INEQUALITY IN NORTHERN MINDANAO

AUTHOR(S)
Costello, Michael A.
PUB. DATE
January 1983
SOURCE
Philippine Sociological Review;Jan-Jun83, Vol. 31 Issue 1/2, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Much development planning seems to be premised on the assumption that efforts to increase levels of economic development will tend to reduce income inequality; field studies of individual rural villages, however, often conclude the opposite. More broadly, these two perspectives have been reflected in "modernization" and "dependency" models of social change in the developing world. Using 1980 survey data from a sample of 80 barangays in Northern Mindanao, the present study seeks to test empirically the two models. In general, greater support was found for the dependency perspective, though a multiple regression analysis showed some indicators of community economic development to be correlated negatively with income inequality levels. Continued attention must thus be accorded to the possibility that development programs will benefit middle- and upper-status households more than the very poorest rural families.
ACCESSION #
9866031

 

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