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La Frontera de Posibilidades de Desigualdad en América Latina

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  • Joaquín Serrano

    (CEDLAS - UNLP y CONICET)

  • Ivana Benzaquén

    (CEDLAS - UNLP)

Abstract

Este trabajo presenta nueva evidencia sobre la frontera de posibilidades de desigualdad y la tasa de extracción (cuánto de la desigualdad potencial se convierte en desigualdad real), utilizando datos de 18 países de América Latina (AL) en el período 1990-2013. Comparando la desigualdad de AL con el resto del mundo así como dentro de la región, se encuentra que con esta nueva medida AL no es tan desigual como con los indicadores tradicionales. Por último, se vincula esta nueva medida al conflicto social. Los países con alta tasa de extracción son más propensos a tener altos niveles de conflicto social.

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  • Joaquín Serrano & Ivana Benzaquén, 2016. "La Frontera de Posibilidades de Desigualdad en América Latina," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0195, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
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    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics

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