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Juliana Martínez Franzoni

Falling Inequality in Latin America

by Juliana Martínez Franzoni and Diego Sánchez-Ancochea

Latin America has traditionally been the most unequal region of the world and has suffered from the negative consequences of inequality: dysfunctional politics, powerful elites, social tensions and difficulties to reduce poverty. During the past decade, however, for the first time since inequality statistics are available, the region as a whole and twelve out of eighteen countries have witnessed a drop in income inequality. What accounts for this...

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