Inequality in Latin America during the 1990s

  • Miguel Székely
  • Marianne Hilgert
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This chapter takes a close look at the changes in income distribution in Latin America during the 1990s. We have three specific objectives. First, we document the changes in the region. Second, we explore if the changes we observe are an ‘illusion’ created by differences in the characteristics of the data or by the way in which the data are treated for measuring inequality; and third, we verify what is behind the changes that have taken place.


Income Distribution Household Survey Gini Coefficient Latin American Country Labour Income 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Székely
    • 1
  • Marianne Hilgert
    • 2
  1. 1.Chief of the Office for Regional DevelopmentPresidency of the RepublicMexico
  2. 2.Research Department, Inter-American Development BankUSA

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