Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126378
Authors: 
Cornia, Giovanni Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/020
Abstract: 
The paper reviews the extent of the income inequality decline that took place in Latin America in 2002-10 and then focuses on the factors that may explain such decline. These include a lowered skill premium following an expansion of secondary education among the poor, and the adoption of more equalizing tax, labour market subsidies and macro policies by a growing number of progressive governments. Finally, the paper reviews the changes in inequality during 2009-12 and discusses whether and how the recent decline can be sustained over the next decade in the context of sluggish world growth.
Subjects: 
income inequality
Latin American
global economic conditions
domestic policy changes
political regimes
JEL: 
D31
E62
I24
J8
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-905-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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