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Type Journal Article - CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, August version
Title Is income inequality in Latin America falling?
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2008
URL http://www.ecineq.org/ecineq_ba/papers/Gasparini_cruces_tornarolli.pdf
Abstract
This paper documents patterns and recent developments on income inequality inLatin America and the Caribbean (LAC). New comparative international evidenceconfirms that LAC is a region of high inequality, although maybe not the highestin the world. Income inequality has fallen in the 2000s, suggesting a turning pointfrom the substantial increases of the 1980s and 1990s. The recent fall ininequality is significant and widespread, but it does not seem to be based onstrong fundamentals.

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