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Recent Trends In Income Inequality In Latin America

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  • Leonardo Gasparini

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  • Guillero Cruces

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  • Leopoldo Tornarolli

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This paper documents patterns and recent developments on income inequality in Latin America (LA). New comparative international evidence confirms that LA is a region of high inequality, although maybe not the highest in the world. Income inequality has fallen in the 2000s, suggesting a turning point from the substantial increases of the 1980s and 1990s. The fall in inequality is significant and widespread, but it does not seem to be based on strong fundamentals.

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Article provided by LACEA - LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION in its journal JOURNAL OF LACEA ECONOMIA.

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Keywords: inequality; distribution; education; Latin America; Caribbean;

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