Latin America’s Emerging Middle Classes

Economic Perspectives

  • Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Jeff Dayton-Johnson
    Pages 1-31
  3. João Pedro Azevedo, Luis F. López-Calva, Nora Lustig, Eduardo Ortiz-Juárez
    Pages 32-50
  4. Mauricio Cárdenas, Homi Kharas, Camila Henao
    Pages 51-69
  5. Francesca Castellani, Gwenn Parent, Jannet Zenteno Gonzales
    Pages 101-129
  6. Christian Daude, Juan R. de Laiglesia, Ángel Melguizo
    Pages 130-149
  7. Lourdes Casanova, Henrique Brusius Brust Renck
    Pages 150-172
  8. Eduardo Lora, Johanna Fajardo-González
    Pages 173-185
  9. Christian Daude, Hamlet Gutiérrez, Ángel Melguizo
    Pages 186-203
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 205-209

About this book


Politicians, business leaders and citizens look with hope to the Latin American middle class for political stability and purchasing power, but the economic position of the middle class remains vulnerable. The contributors document the remarkable emergence of this middle group in Latin America, whose measurement turns out not to be an easy task.


Latin America middle class economic development poverty inequality democracy Brazil business fiscal policy growth mobility science and technology stability

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeff Dayton-Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Monterey Institute of International StudiesUSA

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