23 Seers on growth as the objective Immediately after the Second World War

23 seers on growth as the objective immediately after

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2.3 Seers on growth as the objective Immediately after the Second World War, scholars and third world governments were concerned with wider objectives than simply growth. However Lewis (1955: 9) set the tone for the late 1950s and 1960s when he noted that ‘our subject matter is growth, and not distribution’. But the stress of the UN’s first development decade (1960-70) on LDCs’ economic growth, which many alleged did not spread to the poorer half of the population, triggered widespread disillusionment. Seers (1969: 3-4) signalled the shift
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