Accession Number : AD0615318

Title :   ECONOMIC GROWTH AND POVERTY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Nelson,Richard R.

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The problems of poverty in the United States, and their resolution, are inextricably connected with the nature of the economic growth process and its pace and pattern. In the past, economic growth has been primarily responsible for lifting the bulk of the population further and further away from economic deprivation, but the adjustments required by growth have left in their wake new pockets of poverty. In the future, one of the key variables that will determine how rapidly we can eliminate poverty in the United States will be the rate of increase in average incomes. And one of the key factors that will determine the kinds of new pockets of poverty that will develop will be the adjustments required by growth and how well we respond to them. This paper explores certain aspects of this dual role of economic growth in the past, and the prospects for the future. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNITED STATES, ECONOMICS), (*ECONOMICS, UNITED STATES)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE