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A short episodic history of income distribution in Argentina

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  • Facundo Alvaredo

    (PSE - Paris School of Economics, PJSE - Paris Jourdan Sciences Economiques - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Guillermo Cruces

    (CONICET - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas [Buenos Aires], CEDLAS - Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales - UNLP - Universidad Nacional de la Plata [Argentine])

  • Leonardo Gasparini

    (CEDLAS - Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales - UNLP - Universidad Nacional de la Plata [Argentine], CONICET - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas [Buenos Aires])

Abstract

In this paper, we use tax and household survey data to assess the history of income distribution in Argentina since the beginning of the 20th century. Until the 1970s, the country experienced a fall in inequality in spite of lower income growth. Since then, inequality has generally increased possibly as a result of large-scale shocks such as macroeconomic crises and reform attempts, resulting in a convergence towards traditionally more unequal neighboring countries.

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  • Facundo Alvaredo & Guillermo Cruces & Leonardo Gasparini, 2018. "A short episodic history of income distribution in Argentina," Post-Print hal-01784299, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01784299
    DOI: 10.1007/s40503-017-0048-3
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    1. Julián Martinez Correa & Carlo Lombardo & Belén Bentivegna, 2018. "Convenio Colectivo, Sindicatos y Dispersión Salarial: Evidencia de Argentina," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0232, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

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    Keywords

    Argentine exceptionalism; Argentine history; Inequality; Redistribution;

    JEL classification:

    • N16 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D33 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Factor Income Distribution

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