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Recent trends in income inequality in Latin America

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  • Leonardo Gasparini

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    (CEDLAS – Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

  • Guillermo Cruces

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    (CEDLAS – Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

  • Leopoldo Tornarolli

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    (CEDLAS – Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

Abstract

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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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 132.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2009-132

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Keywords: inequality; distribution; education; Latin America;

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