Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/66692
Authors: 
Larrañaga, Osvaldo
Valenzuela, Juan Pablo
Year of Publication: 
2011
Citation: 
[Journal:] Estudios de Economía [ISSN:] 0718-5286 [Volume:] 38 [Year:] 2011 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 295-329
Abstract (Translated): 
This study measures the impact of changes in the income determinants on inequality in the 1990 to 2003 period, in order to answer the question of why income distribution as a whole has not changed. The methodology utilized are micro-simulations of income distribution, which is the most appropriate technique for analyzing the relationship between changes in determinant factors and changes in income inequality. It is analyzed the role of returns, participation rates, occupational choices, schooling endowments, subsidies, pensions and household size. The inertia shown by inequality reflects the interplay of factors that cancel each other out, others that operate slowly over time, and the emergence of new developments that affect distribution. Furthermore, there are no clear indications that this situation will change over the next few years. Progress in this area will require a more active public policy than in the past.
Subjects: 
microsimulation
income distribution
inequality
pensions
labor participation
returns to schooling
JEL: 
D3
J2
J3
Document Type: 
Article

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