Kuznets curve

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A bell‐shaped curve that shows the relationship between development and environmental degradation, which has per capita income as the horizontal axis (x), and per capita pollution as the vertical axis (y). As per capita income rises per capita pollution also increases, but as people gain the disposable income that is necessary to value such things as clean air and water, per capita pollution peaks and the reduces as per capita income continues to rise.

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