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Poverty, inequality, and policy in Latin America

Author: Stephan Klasen; Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann D; Universität Göttingen. Ibero-Amerika Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.; CESifo.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009.
Series: CESifo seminar series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here, experts examine the dynamics of poverty and inequality in Latin America and policies to address them using new tools and data.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Poverty, inequality, and policy in Latin America.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2009
(DLC) 2008029405
(OCoLC)233485430
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephan Klasen; Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann D; Universität Göttingen. Ibero-Amerika Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.; CESifo.
ISBN: 9780262255400 0262255405 0262113244 9780262113243
OCLC Number: 310913512
Notes: Papers from a conference held at the Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research in Göttingen, Germany, in July 2005 and co-sponsored by the CESifo research network.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 324 p.) : ill.
Contents: The colonial origins of inequality : exploring the causes and consequences of land distribution / Ewout Frankema --
Earnings inequality and educational mobility in Brazil over two decades / Denis Cogneau and Jérémie Gignoux --
Race discrimination or inequality of opportunities : the Brazilian case / Phillippe G. Leite --
Consumption growth and spatial poverty traps : an analysis of the effect of social services and community infrastructures on living standards in rural Peru / Philippe De Vreyer, Javier Herrera, and Sandrine Mesplé-Somps --
Spatial externalities between Brazilian municipios and their neighbors / Philippe De Vreyer and Gilles Spielvogel --
Macroeconomic and distributional effects of devaluation in a dollarized economy : a CGE analysis for Bolivia / Rainer Schweikert, Rainer Thiele, and Manfred Wiebelt --
Medium-term impacts of the Oportunidades conditional cash-transfer program on rural youth in Mexico / Jere R. Behrman, Susan W. Parker, and Petra E. Todd --
The impact of Brazil's tax-benefit system on inequality and poverty / Herwig Immervoll ... [et al.].
Series Title: CESifo seminar series.
Responsibility: edited by Stephan Klasen and Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann.

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