Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/127597
Authors: 
Gasparini, Leonardo
Cruces, Guillermo
Tornarolli, Leopoldo
Marchionni, Mariana
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Documento de Trabajo 81
Abstract: 
This paper documents patterns and recent developments on different dimensions of inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). New comparative international evidence confirms that LAC is a region of high inequality, although maybe not the highest in the world. Income inequality has fallen in the 2000s, suggesting a turning point from the significant increases of the 1980s and 1990s. There have been some significant improvements toward the reduction in inequalities in the access to primary and secondary education, and to some services (water, sanitation, electricity, cell phones). However, there is an increasing gap between the rich and the poor in the access to tertiary education, and important differences in the access to new technologies.
Subjects: 
inequality
distribution
education
Latin America
Caribbean
JEL: 
C15
D31
I21
J23
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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