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Annual Lecture
Latin America-unsplash Informality – addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America
30 October 2019 17:0020:00
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva, Switzerland
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Journal Article
Taxation and Inequality in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Recent Experience of Latin America

Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development

tax policy Inequality Redistribution
Working Paper
The long(er)-term impacts of Chile Solidario on human capital and labour income

This paper examines Chile Solidario, a social protection programme that provides poor households in Chile with preferential access to a conditional cash transfer programme designed to facilitate investments in children’s health and education...

Conditional cash transfers Human capital Labour income
Working Paper
Cash transfers in Latin America: Effects on poverty and redistribution

In this paper, we present comparative evidence for eight Latin American countries regarding design and effects of cash transfers (CTs)...

Cash transfers Child poverty Inequality
Working Paper
The political economy of ‘linked’ progressive taxation in Africa and Latin America

One key element in the reduction of poverty and (in Latin America) inequality has been the achievement of greater fiscal equity; we analyse one key part of this process, which is the earmarking of portions of tax revenue to be spent on progressive pu...

Taxation Public expenditure Political econom
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The New Policy Model, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Evidence from the Last Decade and Prospects for the Future

Latin America has been traditionally a continent of high inequality, in both income and wealth, fundamentally reflecting a skewed distribution of productive assets. High social stratification benefits the personal wealth, power and status of...

Inequality Poverty Latin America
The Income Distribution in Latin America (IDLA) Dataset

The dataset on Income Distribution in Latin America (IDLA) has been developed in the context of the UNU – WIDER’s Research Project on “The New Policy Model, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Evidence from the Last Decade and Prospects for the...

Latin America Income distribution Inequality
TWFR Article: Falling Inequality in Latin America - Policy Changes and lessons

The World Financial Review featured the article Inequality Trends and Their Determinants: Latin America over the Period 1990–2010 based on the UNU-WIDER research project The New Policy Model, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Evidence from...

Inequality Financial crisis Economic growth
The growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s

Theme: Inclusion

Latin America in the 2000s witnessed an unprecedented period of growth with poverty and inequality reduction. Latin America also suffered from the economic crises in Europe and the United States from 2007/08 onwards. The questions asked in this...

Economic growth Economic development Labour market
Falling inequality in Latin America – evidence from the last decade and prospects for the future

Theme: 2010-11

Economic Policy and Good Governance Economic crisis Poverty
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