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Declining inequality in Latin America : a decade of progress?

Author: Luis Felipe López-Calva; Nora Lustig; United Nations Development Programme.
Publisher: New York : United Nations Development Programme ; Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2010.
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Latin America is often singled out for its high and persistent income inequality. Toward the end of the 1990s, however, income concentration began to fall across the region. Of the seventeen countries for which comparable data are available, twelve have experienced a decline, particularly since 2000. This book is among the first efforts to understand what happened in these countries and why. Led by editors Felipe  Read more...
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Declining inequality in Latin America.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010008554
(OCoLC)636095471
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Felipe López-Calva; Nora Lustig; United Nations Development Programme.
ISBN: 9780815704447 0815704445 1282558307 9781282558304
OCLC Number: 649906436
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 253 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : explaining the decline in inequality in Latin America : technological change, educational upgrading, and democracy / Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva and Nora Lustig --
Labor earnings inequality : the demand for and supply of skills / Jaime Kahhat --
The political economy of redistributive policies / James A. Robinson --
The dynamics of income concentration in developed and developing countries : a view from the top / Facundo Alvaredo and Thomas Piketty --
A distribution in motion : the case of Argentina / Leonardo Gasparini and Guillermo Cruces --
Markets, the state, and the dynamics of inequality in Brazil / Ricardo Barros, Mirela de Carvalho, Samuel Franco, and Rosane Mendonca --
Mexico : a decade of falling inequality : market forces or state action? / Gerardo Esquivel, Nora Lustig, and John Scott --
Inequality in post-structural reform Peru: the role of market forces and public policy / Miguel Jaramillo and Jaime Saavedra.
Responsibility: Luis F. Lopez-Calva, Nora Lustig, editors.

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