The Evolution of Inequality in Latin America in the 21st Century: Patterns, Drivers and Causal Hypotheses
37 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2017
Date Written: March 21, 2017
In this article, we show the evolution of inequality for the largest economies of the Latin American region in the 21st century, with separate consideration of income and wealth. We analyse the drivers of the changes in inequality and possible underlying causes, including the role of the new wave of leftist governments.
Keywords: inequality, new left, income, wealth, social policy
JEL Classification: D63, H53, N16, N36, P52
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