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Has Latin American Inequality Changed Direction?

Looking Over the Long Run


ISBN: 978-3-319-44620-2 (Print) 978-3-319-44621-9 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-14


  3. Long-Run Trends

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

    2. Chapter

      Pages 17-41

      Functional Inequality in Latin America: News from the Twentieth Century

    3. Chapter

      Pages 43-64

      The Political Economy of Income Inequality in Chile Since 1850

    4. Chapter

      Pages 65-87

      Using Heights to Trace Living Standards and Inequality in Mexico Since 1850

    5. Chapter

      Pages 89-112

      Long-Run Human Development in Mexico: 1895–2010

    6. Chapter

      Pages 113-142

      Inequality, Institutions, and Long-Term Development: A Perspective from Brazilian Regions

    7. Chapter

      Pages 143-170

      Historical Perspectives on Regional Income Inequality in Brazil, 1872–2000

    8. Chapter

      Pages 171-194

      Racial Inequality in Brazil from Independence to the Present

    9. Chapter

      Pages 195-218

      The Expansion of Public Spending and Mass Education in Bolivia: Did the 1952 Revolution Represent a Permanent Shock?

    10. Chapter

      Pages 219-241

      The Lingering Face of Gender Inequality in Latin America

    11. Chapter

      Pages 243-282

      Fiscal Redistribution in Latin America Since the Nineteenth Century

  4. The Recent Inequality Downturn

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 283-283

    2. Chapter

      Pages 285-315

      Inequality in Latin America: ECLAC’s Perspective

    3. Chapter

      Pages 317-338

      The Inequality Story in Latin America and the Caribbean: Searching for an Explanation

    4. Chapter

      Pages 339-363

      The Political Economy of Inequality at the Top in Contemporary Chile

    5. Chapter

      Pages 365-385

      Structural Change and the Fall of Income Inequality in Latin America: Agricultural Development, Inter-sectoral Duality, and the Kuznets Curve

    6. Chapter

      Pages 387-406

      Fiscal Policy and Inequality in Latin America, 1960–2012

    7. Chapter

      Pages 407-419

      Challenges for Social Policy in a Less Favorable Macroeconomic Context