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Journal ArticleThe Long(er)‐Term Impacts of Chile Solidario on Human Capital and Labor Income
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthConditional cash transfers Human capital Labour income
Working PaperSelf-employment and labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua
We study the labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua, focusing on the factors that help men and women move into an advantageous labour market state from an unfavourable state...Employment Women Latin America
BlogThe case for universal social insurance in Latin America
Access to effective social insurance in Latin America is typically determined by workers’ status in the labor market – whether they have formal or informal jobs...Social assistance Social protection social health insurance
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 23 - Informality: addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America
Journal ArticleTaxation and Inequality in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Recent Experience of Latin America
Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Developmenttax policy Inequality Redistribution
Working PaperThe 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 PaperCash 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 PaperThe 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
Research uptakeThe 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 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
NewsTWFR 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
ProjectThe growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s
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