Handa, Sudhanshu; King, Damien
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Economics; Faculty of Social Sciences
Structural adjustment policies, income distribution and poverty: A review of the Jamaican experience
Date of Publication
During 1989-93 when the Jamaican economy underwent the most drastic liberalization policies, inequality and poverty declined, although there were sharp jumps in both inequality and poverty in 1991 when financial liberalization occurred. The overall decline in poverty is attributed to the strong performance of domestic agriculture and the increase inflow of remittances, and seems unlikely to be sustained....