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Falling Inequality in Latin America: Policy Changes and Lessons

Falling Inequality in Latin America: Policy Changes and Lessons. Edited by Giovanni Andrea Cornia
Falling Inequality in Latin America: Policy Changes and Lessons. Edited by Giovanni Andrea Cornia

 

  

The book aims to document and explain the sizeable decline of income inequality that has taken place in Latin America during the 2000s. It does so through an exploration of inequality changes in six representative countries, and ten policy chapters dealing with macroeconomics, foreign trade, taxation, labour market, human capital formation, and social assistance, which point to the emergence of a 'new policy model'. The book addresses a major issue in economic development with profound implications for many developing regions and those OECD countries mired in a long-lasting financial crisis and economic stagnation.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Series:
WIDER Studies in Development Economics
Title:
Falling Inequality in Latin America: Policy Changes and Lessons
Authors:
Book edited by Giovanni Andrea Cornia
Publication date:
January 2014
ISBN 13 Print:
978-0-19-870180-4
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2014
Keywords:
Latin America, income inequality, policy, macroeconomy
Project:
The New Policy Model, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Evidence from the Last Decade and Prospects for the Future
Format:
Hardback

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