From (Henriques, Böhm 2022):
This is based on the work of the U.S. American economist Simon Kuznets who, in the 1950s and 1960s, argued that social inequalities first increase with rising economic growth before decreasing over time (Kuznets' 1955).
Kuznets curve for pollution and climate science
- Irene Henriques, Steffen Böhm. . "The Perils of Ecologically Unequal Exchange: Contesting Rare-earth Mining in Greenland". Journal of Cleaner Production 349 (May):131378. DOI.
- S. Kuznets'. . "The american economic review". American economic association 45 (1):1–28.