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Relación de Kuznets en América Latina. Explorando más allá de la media condicional

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  • Javier Alejo

    (Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata. CONICET)

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    This paper studies the Kuznets relationship for a set of Latin American countries with the aim of characterizing the change in the evolution trend of the regional inequality indicators. Distributional changes are related with a lot of observable factors linked to development variables such as economic growth or human capital stock. However, there are many non-measurable inequality determinants like history or regional idiosyncrasies. The incorporation of conditional quantiles to the Kuznets relationship analysis can help to explain whether the unobservable factors can generate alternative paths for development and inequality.

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    Article provided by Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata in its journal Económica.

    Volume (Year): 59 (2013)
    Issue (Month): (January-December)
    Pages: 3-55

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    Handle: RePEc:lap:journl:584

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    Keywords: Kuznets hypothesis; Economic development; Inequality; Latin America; Panel data; Quantile regression.;

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