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Title:Land Inequality and Income Distribution in Rhodesia
Author:Clarke, D.G.ISNI
Year:1975
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:18
Issue:1
Period:April
Pages:1-7
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:land tenure
income distribution
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Economics and Trade
Ethnic and Race Relations
Politics and Government
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/523705
Abstract:Significant inequalities exist in the racial distribution of capital assets in Rhodesia, especially in relation to land. Much of this land inequality originates in the political sphere, in land tenure legislation and in restrictions placed on the use of Black land. There are a number of reasons for assuming that asset inequality is, at least as marked as income inequality, and that it is probably much greater. These patterns of wealth inequality have important repercussions for the future growth of income inequality. This paper illustrates. how the process of capital accumulation and discrimination against Blacks in capital markets, through land policy, has worked to impair Black economic advancement. This is done by demonstrating how the broad trends in racial land distribution in the 1946-69 period have fostered African underdevelopment. The importance of the racial division of land assets on the distribution of income is also highlighted. Ref.; tables.
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