Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/189593
Authors: 
Gasparini, Leonardo
Horenstein, Matías
Olivieri, Sergio
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Documento de Trabajo 38
Abstract: 
This document presents and discusses an extensive set of statistics aimed at characterizing the degree of economic polarisation in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. The study is based on a dataset of household surveys from 21 LAC countries in the period 1989-2004. Latin America is characterised by a high level of economic polarisation, compared to other regions in the world. On average, income polarisation has mildly increased in the region since the early 1990s. The country experiences in terms of income polarisation, however, have been heterogeneous. The region has moved forward toward the reduction of educational inequalities, while the gaps between the rich and the poor in terms of access to basic services (water and electricity) have been reduced.
Subjects: 
polarisation
cohesion
inequality
Latin America
Caribbean
JEL: 
I3
D3
D6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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