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– The Chilean Experience, 1973-2010
Dante Contreras, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Since the 1970s, Chile has exhibited a highly skewed income distribution accompanied with strong fluctuations over time. Although income distribution worsened notably in the 1970s-80s, a significant improvement was recorded in the first half of the 1990s, resulting from better economic and social...

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Miguel Szekely, Claudia Sámano - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper offers a medium-term perspective for analysing the trade openness–inequality relationship in Latin America. We present three contributions. The first is that we assemble a database on income distribution indicators systematically estimated from household surveys with emphasis on...

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Verónica Amarante, Marco Colafranceschi, Andrea Vigorito - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

This study assesses the evolution of inequality in Uruguay during 1981-2010, considered as subperiods built on the basis of the main policy regimes observed: extreme right (1981-84), centre-right (1985-89), right (1990-2004), and centre-left (2005-10). Income inequality diminished during the...

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– Evidence for Latin America
Guillermo Cruces, Carolina García Domench, Leonardo Gasparini - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper provides original empirical evidence on the evolution of education inequality for the Latin American countries over the decades of 1990 and 2000. The analysis covers a wide range of issues on the differences in educational outcomes and opportunities across the population, including...

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Armando Barrientos - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper tracks recent changes in the components of social protection in Latin America, the reforms to social insurance in the 1990s and the growth of social assistance in the 2000s, and assesses their effects on poverty and inequality and implications for welfare institutions in the region. The...

Annett Victorero - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

Annett Victorero Latin America has for a long time been synonymous with high inequality, economic instability and authoritarian politics. However, over the last ten years, the region has started to show considerable improvement in all of these areas. Growth has been sustained, the region has...

Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

Tony Addison A visit to Buenos Aires in September provided a good vantage point to look at the euro zone’s deepening crisis. Angle readers will recall that Argentina went through a painful adjustment process some ten years ago. This culminated in the peso being forced off its peg to the...

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