Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
"We are mostly water." True or false? Strange as it may seem, it's true! Our bodies are 75 percent water. In fact, some animals such as jellyfish are up to 99 percent water - about the…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
En gran parte, somos agua ¿Verdadero o falso? Por extraño que suene ¡Es verdad! Nuestros cuerpos están constituidos en un 75% por agua. De hecho, hay animales como las medusas cuyos organismos pueden…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Like all living things, humans are "open systems." We're part of - not separate from - our environment, and we continually exchange materials, energy and information with it. What…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Los humanos, al igual que todos los seres vivos, somos sistemas abiertos. Somos parte ¿no separada¿ de nuestro medio ambiente, e intercambiamos continuamente materiales, energía e información con él…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Parent, Gwenn; Zenteno, Jannet
This paper joins in the debate on the size of the middle class in Latin America, providing an analysis of its structure and characteristics. Using several measurements, it finds that 40-60 percent of…
Oct 2000
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Hilgert, Marianne
This paper presents microeconomic simulation techniques to examine what drives differences in inequality across countries. The simulation decomposes cross-country inequality differences into the…
Nov 1999
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Hilgert, Marianne
The use of income distribution indicators in the economics literature has increased considerably in recent years. This work relies on household surveys from 18 LAC countries to take a step back from…
Nov 1999
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Hilgert, Marianne
This paper argues that there is no country in Latin America where we can confidently say that income inequality improved during the 1990s. We document this fact for the 15 countries where comparable…