Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81003
Authors: 
Ponce, Juan
Vos, Rob
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2012/12
Abstract: 
This study examines the rise and fall in income inequality in Ecuador over the past two decades. Falling income equality during the 2000s partly coincides with the rise to power of a new leftist government, but the trend was already set early in the decade. The recent trend is mainly associated with a recovery from the country's deep crisis of the late 1990s. The new leftist regime's social transfer policies helped reduce inequality further, but the continuation of Ecuador's primary export-based growth model and the lack of structural economic change do not augur for a more structural decline in inequality.
Subjects: 
education
welfare
poverty
Ecuador
JEL: 
I240
I310
I390
ISBN: 
978-929-230-475-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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