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– Is There Anything New to Say?
Miguel Szekely, Claudia Sámano - , 2014
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Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Juan Carlos Gómez-Sabaini, Bruno Martorano - , 2014
– Policy Changes and Lessons
Giovanni Andrea Cornia - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, UK

The book aims to document and explain the sizeable decline of income inequality that has taken place in Latin America during the 2000s.It does so through an exploration of inequality changes in six representative countries, and ten policy chapters dealing with macroeconomics, foreign trade,...

– The Role of Conditional Cash Transfer – An Interview with Armando Barrientos
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

24 January 2014 In this interview Professor Armando Barrientos reviews the recent UNU-WIDER project on inequality in Latin America which looks at the regional trend of decreasing inequality since 2000 and the reasons behind it. The current trend stands out as it goes against the historical...

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José Antonio Ocampo - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the links between the integration into the international economy and development in Latin America over the past quarter century. It argues that external liberalization led to faster export growth but not to faster GDP or productivity growth. Growth also became more volatile,...

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– Honduras, 1991–2007
Stephan Klasen, Thomas Otter, Carlos Villalobos Barria - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine the drivers of inequality change in Honduras between 1991-2007, trying to understand why inequality increased in Honduras until 2005, while it was falling in most other Latin American countries. Using annual household surveys, we document first rising inequality between 1991-2005, which...

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– Their Impact on Wage Inequality During the Last Decade
Saúl Keifman, Roxana Maurizio - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Labour market incomes have been a major contributor to the important fall in inequality in Latin America during the 2000s. Indeed, it was the main contributor in countries where inequality fell more dramatically. A proper understanding of the workings of the labour market is necessary to comprehend...

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– The Equalizing Role of Migration and Remittances in El Salvador
Carlos Gerardo Acevedo, Maynor Cabrera - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper reviews the pattern of poverty rates and income inequality in El Salvador since the 1990s. It discusses some of the likely factors that explain the reduction in income inequality that has taken place in the country in the last decade, which paradoxically has coincided with the long...

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– Rising and Falling Income Inequality in the 1990s and 2000s
Juan Ponce, Rob Vos - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

This study examines the rise and fall in income inequality in Ecuador over the past two decades. Falling income equality during the 2000s partly coincides with the rise to power of a ‘new leftist’ government, but the trend was already set early in the decade. The recent trend is mainly...

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– Latin America over 1990-2010
Giovanni Andrea Cornia - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper reviews the steady and widespread decline in income inequality which has taken place in most of Latin America over 2002-10 and which––if continued for another 2-3 years––would reduce the average regional income inequality to pre-liberalization levels. The paper...

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Kenneth Roberts - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Declining social and economic inequalities since the late 1990s coincided with several basic shifts in Latin America’s political landscape, including an electoral turn to the left and a revival of social mobilization from below. These shifts helped to ‘repoliticize’ inequality and...

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