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Avances y límites de la expansión agraria argentina: crecimiento económico y distribución de la riqueza rural en Entre Ríos (1860-1892)


  • Julio Djenderedjian

    () (Instituto Ravignani (Universidad de Buenos Aires), CONICET y Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina)

  • Roberto Schmit

    () (Instituto Ravignani (Universidad de Buenos Aires), CONICET y Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina)


This article deals with the economic growth and the wealth-distribution changes of an Argentine province during the second half of the 19th century. This case is particularly relevant since the fast agrarian development that characterised most Argentine provinces during that period was, by contrast, much more difficult and slower there. That poor progress, as well as a persisting strongly unequal wealth distribution, is explained by complex economic and institutional processes, closely related to changing internal boundaries, such as how new territories were exploited according to their environmental conditions and to their age as new settlements. Even though personal revenue was not radically altered, medium proprietors, however, expanded through the period his share on total wealth against more affluent groups. KEY Classification-JEL: D31, N36, O18

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  • Julio Djenderedjian & Roberto Schmit, 2008. "Avances y límites de la expansión agraria argentina: crecimiento económico y distribución de la riqueza rural en Entre Ríos (1860-1892)," Investigaciones de Historia Económica (IHE) Journal of the Spanish Economic History Association, Asociacion Espa–ola de Historia Economica, vol. 4(02), pages 75-106.
  • Handle: RePEc:ahe:invest:v:04:y:2008:i:02:p:75-106

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    Wealth; Distribution; Rural economy; Economic growth; Argentina;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • N36 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure


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