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Development and Distribution: Structural Change in South East Asia

Andy Sumner


Since the Second World War, surprisingly few developing countries have experienced a truly sustained episode of economic and social convergence towards the structural characteristics of the advanced nations. The region of the world that has gone the furthest in that convergence is East Asia. Much has been written on comparative industrialization and development in North East Asia but relatively less on South East Asia. This book focuses on the latter and, more specifically on Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. These three nations have all undergone a major transformation—in a way never anticip ... More

Keywords: Inequality, structural change, poverty, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, South East Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198792369
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198792369.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andy Sumner, author
Reader in International Development, King's College London