Kuznets Curve

 

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Kuznets Curve

An inverse U-shaped relationship between per capita income and inequality, suggesting that inequality is low in very poor countries, rises as they develop, and then ultimately falls as income rises still further. Hypothesized by Kuznets (1955).



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Environmental Kuznets Curve

Environmental Kuznets Curve

An inverse U-shaped relationship hypothesized between per capita income and environmental degradation. Named after the Kuznets Curve dealing with inequality. Idea due to Grossman and Krueger (1993).




 
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