Mar 2020
Author(s): Eggers Prieto, Carlos; López, Arnoldo
Considerando la relevancia de la polarización como determinante de los conflictos sociales, en este artículo se estiman medidas de polarización para los países de Mesoamérica y República Dominicana,…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Seminario, Bruno; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Palomino, Luis
En esta investigación estudiamos la distribución regional del ingreso en el Perú desde 1795 hasta el 2017. Para lograr este objetivo, reconstruimos las series regionales de PIB y población de…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.
A rise in import competition can put downward pressure on local prices, increasing consumer welfare, but these gains might be unequal across households depending on the basket of goods they consume.…
Nov 2019
Author(s): He, Zheli
Trade liberalization affects real-wage inequality through two channels: the distribution of nominal wages across workers and, if the rich and the poor consume different bundles of goods, the…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Seminario, Bruno; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Palomino, Luis
El objetivo de esta investigación es estudiar la desigualdad regional en el Perú usando un concepto multifacético, es decir, incluyendo distintas dimensiones: Desigualdad, modalidad, convergencia y…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Messina, Julián; Silva, Joana
This paper documents an inverse U-shape in the evolution of wage inequality in Latin America since 1995, with a sharp reduction starting in 2002. The Gini coefficient of wages increased from 42 to 44…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Fernández, Marcos A.; Garcimartín, Carlos
Pese a que durante los últimos años ha sido una de las economías más dinámicas de la región, Panamá continúa siendo uno de los países más desiguales de América Latina. Si bien la desigualdad se ha…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela
Men and women are biologically different and may sometimes have different roles, but they should have equal rights. As things stand, however, women work more yet get less formal compensation or…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Social Pulse describes the trends in a comprehensive set of key social indicators throughout the lifecycle in Latin America and the Caribbean, and highlights the findings that merit attention from…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Pulso Social describe las tendencias de un conjunto de indicadores sociales clave a lo largo del ciclo de vida en América Latina y el Caribe, y destaca los hallazgos que merecen atención por parte de…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Pavel Vidal, Alejandro
En el presente estudio se realizan mediciones, a la tasa PPA, del PIB total y per cápita y la productividad de la economía cubana, y se comparan con 10 economías de similar tamaño en América Latina y…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Buonanno, Paolo; Vargas, Juan F.
Estimating the effect of inequality on crime is challenging due to reversecausality and omitted variable bias. This paper addresses these concerns by exploiting the fact that, as suggested by recent…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fernández, Manuel; Messina, Julián
Earnings inequality declined rapidly in Argentina, Brazil and Chile during the 2000s. A reduction in the experience premium is a fundamental driver of declines in upper-tail (90/50) inequality,…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Firpo, Sergio P.; Messina, Julián
The Gini coefficient of labor earnings in Brazil fell by nearly a fifth between 1995 and 2012, from 0.50 to 0.41. The decline in earnings inequality was even larger by other measures, with the 90-10…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Magalhães, Fernanda; Acosta Restrepo, Patricia; Lonardoni, Fernanda; Moris, Roberto
The Latin American and Caribbean region has pursued a variety of policies with respect to slum upgrading and prevention, but the available literature does not provide a description of these…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne
This dataset was created to support the 2016 Social Pulse in Latin America and the Caribbean: Realities & Perspectives. The publication highlights specific indicators where progress has been made…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Social Pulse describes the trends in a comprehensive set of key social indicators and highlight findings that warrant attention by policymakers. The report includes information from 22 countries of…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Pulso social describe las tendencias de un conjunto amplio de indicadores sociales clave e identifica los cambios de estos indicadores que merecen la atención de los responsables de las políticas. El…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Pulso Social descreve as tendências em um conjunto abrangente de indicadores sociais e destaca as principais conclusões que merecem atenção por policymakers. O relatório inclui informações de 22…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Obando, Nataly; Andrian, Leandro Gaston
This paper analyzes the change in poverty between 2002 and 2013 in Colombia. We find that more than 90 percent of the reduction in poverty is explained by economic growth, and that wages are the…