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Poverty and inequality in Latin America

Samuel A. Morley

Poverty and inequality in Latin America

past evidence, future prospects

by Samuel A. Morley

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Published by Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Latin America,
  • Latin America.
    • Subjects:
    • Poverty -- Latin America.,
    • Equality -- Latin America.,
    • Structural adjustment (Economic policy) -- Latin America.,
    • Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 1982-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 75-86).

      StatementSamuel A. Morley.
      SeriesPolicy essay ;, no. 13
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC130.P6 M67 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 90 p. ;
      Number of Pages90
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1109761M
      ISBN 101565170202
      LC Control Number94035165
      OCLC/WorldCa31044862

      This chapter aims to establish the relationship between inequality and poverty to explain why poverty persists. For this purpose, four parts are developed. The first one illustrates data on inequality and poverty in the world. In the second one, the background of both problems is traced in order to conceptualize them and determine their : Julián Augusto Casas Herrera. High inequality in incomes and assets and persistent poverty continue to plague Latin America and remain a central economic policy challenge for Latin American policymakers. At the same time, dramatically improved methods and data allow researchers to analyze these problems and how they are affected by economic policy. In this book, experts on Latin American economic affairs use these new.

        The Poverty and Inequality Latin America report, by the Latin American Centre for Rural Development (Rimisp), analyses official data from 10 countries on health, education, income. Poverty and inequality have been deeply rooted in Latin American societies since the early colonial era. With the arrival of Spanish and Portuguese conquerors, the diverse resources of the region in terms of land and other factor endowments were carved up in ways .

      Poverty and inequality represent two enormous challenges for the countries of Latin America. In , about million people (44% of Latin Americans) were poor, and the average incomes of the richest 20% of the population were between 10 (Uruguay) and 44 times (Bolivia) higher than the average incomes of the poorest 20% (ECLAC, ). Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives Isabel Ortiz, Louise Moreira Daniels, Sólrún Engilbertsdóttir (Eds) Policies for Reducing Income Inequality: Latin America during the Last Decade multidimensional child poverty and inequality. The editors of this book would like to thank all the contributors, not only for their.


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Alves/Geraldo E.S. Junior: Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Some Empirical Evidence from Minas Gerais State, Brazil.This book highlights current debates about concepts, methods, and policies related to poverty in Latin America.

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