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A direct test of Kuznets in a developing economy : a cross-district analysis of structural transformation and inequality in Indonesia. / Yusuf, Arief Anshory; Anglingkusumo, Reza; Sumner, Andy.

In: Regional Studies, Regional Science, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2021, p. 184-206.

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Yusuf, AA, Anglingkusumo, R & Sumner, A 2021, 'A direct test of Kuznets in a developing economy: a cross-district analysis of structural transformation and inequality in Indonesia', Regional Studies, Regional Science, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 184-206. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2021.1924850

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Yusuf, A. A., Anglingkusumo, R., & Sumner, A. (2021). A direct test of Kuznets in a developing economy: a cross-district analysis of structural transformation and inequality in Indonesia. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 8(1), 184-206. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2021.1924850

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Yusuf AA, Anglingkusumo R, Sumner A. A direct test of Kuznets in a developing economy: a cross-district analysis of structural transformation and inequality in Indonesia. Regional Studies, Regional Science. 2021;8(1):184-206. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2021.1924850

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Yusuf, Arief Anshory ; Anglingkusumo, Reza ; Sumner, Andy. / A direct test of Kuznets in a developing economy : a cross-district analysis of structural transformation and inequality in Indonesia. In: Regional Studies, Regional Science. 2021 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 184-206.

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