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The rise and fall of income inequality in Latin America

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  • Leonardo Gasparini

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    (CEDLAS, Universidad de La Plata)

  • Nora Lustig

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    (Tulane University and Center for Global Development)

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Este artículo documenta el patrón de auge y caída de la desigualdad del ingreso en América Latina en el período 1980-2008 y presenta posibles determinantes de estas tendencias. Después de una revisión general de las tendencias regionales y comparaciones con otras regiones del mundo, el estudio se centra en tres países en los que es posible realizar un análisis más profundo: Argentina, Brasil y México.

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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 213.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2011-213

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  1. The rise and fall of income inequality in Latin America
    by maximorossi in NEP-LTV blog on 2011-08-31 14:36:40
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    by Gabriel Burdín in Razones y personas: repensando Uruguay on 2011-12-01 12:27:00
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  1. Souza, Pedro H.G.F., 2013. "The Decline in Inequality In Brazil, 2003-2009: The Role Of The State," Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Working Paper Series, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley qt33q062zj, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley.
  2. Nora Lustig & Jaime Ros, 2011. "Latin America's Economic Challenges: Lessons for Emerging Economies," Working Papers, Tulane University, Department of Economics 1112, Tulane University, Department of Economics.
  3. Nancy Birdsall & Nora Lustig & Darryl McLeod, 2011. "Declining inequality in Latin America: Some economics, some politics," Working Papers, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality 201, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
  4. Guillermo Cruces & Carolina García Domench & Leonardo Gasparini, 2012. "Inequality in Education: Evidence for Latin America," CEDLAS, Working Papers, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata 0135, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
  5. Fabio Clementi & Francesco Schettino, 2013. "Income polarization in Brazil, 2001-2011: A distributional analysis using PNAD data," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(3), pages 1796-1815.
  6. Gasparini, Leonardo & Galiani, Sebastian & Cruces, Guillermo & Acosta, Pablo A., 2011. "Educational Upgrading and Returns to Skills in Latin America: Evidence from a Supply-Demand Framework, 1990-2010," IZA Discussion Papers 6244, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  7. Thomas Goda, 2013. "Changes in income inequality from a global perspective: an overview," Working Papers, Post Keynesian Economics Study Group (PKSG) PKWP1303, Post Keynesian Economics Study Group (PKSG).
  8. Luis, Beccaria & Roxana, Maurizio & Vazquez, Gustavo, 2014. "Recent changes in wage inequality in Argentina. The role of labor formalization and other factors," MPRA Paper 56701, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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