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Recent Trends In Income Inequality In Latin America

Leonardo Gasparini, Guillermo Cruces and Leopoldo Tornarolli ()

Economía Journal, 2011, vol. Volume 11 Number 2, issue Spring 2011, 147-201

Abstract: This paper documents patterns and recent developments on income inequality in Latin America (LA). New comparative international evidence confirms that LA is a region of high inequality, although maybe not the highest in the world. Income inequality has fallen in the 2000s, suggesting a turning point from the substantial increases of the 1980s and 1990s. The fall in inequality is significant and widespread, but it does not seem to be based on strong fundamentals.

Keywords: inequality; distribution; education; Latin America; Caribbean (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C15 D31 I21 J23 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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