Revisiting Forever Gained: Income Dynamics in the Resettlement Areas of Zimbabwe, 1983-96.
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This study examines income dynamics for a panel of households resettled on former white-owned farms in the aftermath of Zimbabwe's independence. There are four core findings: (i) over a 13-year period'(1983-96) there has been an impressive accumulation of assets and a dramatic increase of crop incomes, (ii) the rise of crop incomes is partly due to asset accumulation bus largely to increased asset returns; (iii) differences between households in initial conditions, such as previous farming experience, have few persistent effects; and (iv) income growth has been widely shared, income inequality has fallen sharply and the largest percentage increases in incomes are recorded by households that initially had the lowest incomes.
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