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Spatial Inequality, Migration, and Economic Growth in Chile

  • Raimundo Soto


    (Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.)

  • Arístides Torche


    (Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.)

Between 1975 and 2000, annual per-capita GDP in Chile grew at 5%. Yet, regions did not benefit equally: poverty declined significantly in all regions but regional income inequality remained stagnant. We found that convergence in per-capita income and prod

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Paper provided by Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its series Documentos de Trabajo with number 274.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published as "Spatial Inequality, Migration and Economic Growth in Chile", Cuadernos de Economía, Vol. 41, Nº 124, pp. 401-424, 2004.
Handle: RePEc:ioe:doctra:274
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