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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. Of the seventeen countries for which comparable data are available, however, twelve have experienced a decline,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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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
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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"Why is inequality finally declining in a region marked by uncommonly high --and previously persistent --income disparities? And what does it imply for the future? In this excellent book, Read more...

 
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