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Abstract

The existence of a rural-urban ‘imbalance’, allegedly all pervasive south of the Sahara, represented a central element in the justification of virtually all structural adjustment programmes in SSA countries.1 The Bank argued this case for Sierra Leone. The existence or non-existence of a rural-urban ‘gap’, in incomes and public services, was key to the structural adjustment diagnosis and policy prescription. It served to justify a shift in income distribution from urban to rural areas on the grounds that it promoted greater equity.

Keywords

Real Wage Farm Family Farm Income Wage Earner Wage Income 
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© John Weeks 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Weeks
    • 1
  1. 1.Middlebury CollegeUSA

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