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Technology, Employment and Basic Needs

It is now increasingly recognised that conventional growth strategies have led to the concentration of the fruits of growth in the hands of a small privileged minority leaving the bulk of the masses in abject poverty. How has this come about is a complicated question which is treated in other papers in this volume (Singer and others). But one of the factors which contribute to poverty is that rapid growth in most developing countries has occured in the small “modern” sector of the economy using most advanced imported technology.

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