Distribution of income in Puerto Rico: a case study of the impact of economic development on income distribution
This study examines the effects of economic development on family income distribution with special reference to Puerto Rico. The investigation has been directed towards the determination of the factors contributing to a more equal distribution of income. On the one hand the study has been directed to the relationship between economic development and income distribution by size in general, and on the other to the change in the distributive pattern of income in Puerto Rico in particular. Rapid economic growth, involving considerable social change has taken place in Puerto Rico during the last two decades. Study of this period is made possible by the statistical materials published by government agencies and surveys conducted to provide data on income distribution by size over a number of years; hence, the current hypothesis that income inequality diminishes with economic development is tested with reference to this particular developing country.