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Income Inequality and Well-Being

  • Mariano RojasEmail author
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Part of the Human Well-Being Research and Policy Making book series (HWBRPM)

Abstract

Income is very unequally distributed in Latin America; in fact, the data shows that the region is the most unequal one in the world. There are different ways in which income inequality impacts on people’s well-being. A gap in well-being is observed between the top and bottom income quintiles in most Latin American countries and this greater sense of unfairness in Latin America which reduces people’s well-being. Other drivers of well-being do show a more egalitarian distribution across the Latin American population.

Keywords

Well-being Latin America Income inequality Unfairness Income gap 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR)LogroñoSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP)PueblaMexico

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