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Monitoring the Socio-Economic Conditions in Chile

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  • Paula Giovagnoli

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

  • Georgina Pizzolitto

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

  • Julieta Trías

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

Abstract

This report describes the socio-economic situation in Chile based on a large set of distributional, labor and social statistics computed from microdata of the Encuesta de Caracterización Socioeconómica Nacional (CASEN) from 1990 to 2000. The report also draws from other data sources and the existing literature. Chile had an outstanding economic performance during the 1990s, in particular in the first half of the decade, achieving a remarkable reduction in poverty, which contrasts with the experience of its neighbors in the Southern Cone. Poverty reduction was mainly due to economic growth, since inequality has remained very high.

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  • Paula Giovagnoli & Georgina Pizzolitto & Julieta Trías, 2005. "Monitoring the Socio-Economic Conditions in Chile," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0019, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
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    1. Walter Sosa Escudero & Anil K. Bera, 2008. "Tests for Unbalanced Error Component Models Under Local Misspecication," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0065, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
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    Keywords

    income; poverty; inequality; education; labor; wage; employment; Chile;

    JEL classification:

    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean

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