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Publications (39)

Research Brief
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Social insurance has not succeeded in reducing fiscal deficits and expanding coverage to more beneficiaries in Latin America Social assistance has had a greater impact on poverty and inequality than social insurance In lower-middle-income countries, social assistance programmes have...

Research Brief
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

During the 1990s, inequality in Ecuador increased because of a natural disaster and deep economic and financial crisis, as well as the impact of liberalization of the trade and financial sectors on labour markets Falling income equality in Ecuador during the 2000s partly coincides with...

Research Brief
– An Empirical Analysis
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Left-of-centre governments emphasized fiscally-prudent but more equitable macroeconomic, tax, social expenditure and labour policies A drop in the premium paid to skilled workers following a rapid expansion of secondary education decreased wage inequality Addressing continued...

Research Brief
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Integration of Latin America into the international economy over the past quarter century has led to faster export growth, but not to faster GDP or productivity growth Contrary to mainstream analysis, under the current market reforms countries have underperformed as compared to the prior...

Blog
Annett Victorero, Dominik Etienne - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

30 October 2014 Dominik Etienne and Annett Victorero The last decade has witnessed a revival of concern over the impact of high-income concentration on economic development and wellbeing. The global distribution of income has for decades resembled a ‘champagne glass’ (figure 1...

Research Brief
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

After tax reforms in the 1980s and 1990s, income inequality increased in many Latin American countries The tax reforms of the 2000s have been more equalizing in terms of income inequality: Argentina, Honduras and Nicaragua have seen the most redistribution of income Taxation remains...

– Policy Changes and Lessons
Giovanni Andrea Cornia - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

For the last quarter of the twentieth century, Latin America suffered from low growth, rising inequality, and frequent financial crises. However, since the beginning of the twenty-first century the region has enhanced its growth performance, reduced social polarization, and improved macroeconomic...

Book Chapter
– Evidence for Latin America
Guillermo Cruces, Carolina García Domench, Leonardo Gasparini - , 2014
Book Chapter
– Latin America over 1990-2010
Giovanni Andrea Cornia - , 2014
Book Chapter
– Rising and Falling Income Inequality in the 1990s and 2000s
Juan Ponce, Rob Vos - , 2014
Book Chapter
– The Chilean Experience, 1973-2010
Dante Contreras, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis - , 2014
Book Chapter
Raymundo M. Campos-Vázquez, Gerardo Esquivel, Nora Lustig - , 2014
Book Chapter
– The Equalizing Role of Migration and Remittances in El Salvador
Carlos Gerardo Acevedo, Maynor Cabrera - , 2014
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