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Polarización del Ingreso en la Argentina: Teoría y Aplicación de la Polarización Pura del Ingreso

  • Matías Horenstein


    (Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS) FCE - UNLP)

  • Sergio Olivieri


    (Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS) FCE - UNLP)

El presente trabajo realiza una aplicación para Argentina de la nueva metodología del cálculo de la polarización del ingreso desarrollada por Duclos-Esteban-Ray (2003) entre 1998 y 2002. Se comprobó que a pesar de la desaceleración del crecimiento de la desigualdad, la polarización aumentó su tasa de ascenso año tras año. La población de bajos ingresos fue la que más contribuyó a la polarización. Asimismo, la polarización se incrementó en cada una de las regiones.

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Paper provided by CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata in its series CEDLAS, Working Papers with number 0015.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2004
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Publication status: Published in Económica. La Plata. Vol. L. Nro. 1-2 Enero-Diciembre 2004.
Handle: RePEc:dls:wpaper:0015
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