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Poverty and Inequality in Latin America Issues and New Challenges (From the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies)

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Published by University of Notre Dame Press .
Written in English


  • Development studies,
  • Equal opportunities,
  • Poverty,
  • Social Policy,
  • History,
  • Sociology,
  • History: American,
  • Latin America,
  • Developing Countries,
  • Economic Conditions,
  • Latin America - General

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Edition Notes

ContributionsVictor E. Tokman (Editor), Guillermo O"Donnell (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9651719M
ISBN 100268038686
ISBN 109780268038687

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Wealth inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean refers to economic discrepancies among people of the region. Wealth inequality remains a serious issue despite strong economic growth and improved social indicators observed over the past decade. [when?] A report release in by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs entitled Inequality Matters. KlasenStephan and Nowak-LehmannFelicitas (eds.), Poverty, Inequality and Policy in Latin America (Cambridge MA and London: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, ), pp. vi+, £ Author: Nora Lustig. "Poverty and inequality are inherently complex features of any society, with multiple long- and short-term causes, consequences, and cures. In such a challenging field, this volume is a rare achievement: it combines analytical depth and methodological innovation with a thematic breadth that weaves together institutional origins. This paper documents an inverse U-shape in the evolution of wage inequality in Latin America since , with a sharp reduction starting in The Gini coefficient of wages increased from 42 to 44 between and and declined to 39 by Cited by: 7.