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Economic Inequality in Latin America

Migration, Education and Structural Change

by Carlos Villalobos Barría (Author)
Thesis 172 Pages
Open Access
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Summary

Inequality in Latin America is very large and there is a great desire for greater social justice, inclusion and equal opportunities. In order to contribute to the understanding of such developments, this volume addresses the problem of economic inequality in Paraguay, Honduras and Chile. The studies show from different angles how an adverse family background has permanent negative effects on employment, wages and labour mobility, particularly in the presence of structural economic changes. In general, this book is a contribution to understand why inequality is highly persistent in Latin America, a place where low levels of income, poverty and vulnerability are likely to be passed on to the next generation.

Details

Pages
172
ISBN (PDF)
9783653019490
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631639764
Open Access
CC-BY
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (November)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 172 pp., 2 coloured fig., 16 b/w fig., 42 tables

Biographical notes

Carlos Villalobos Barría (Author)

Carlos Villalobos Barría is an economist at the Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research at the University of Göttingen. He has worked at the World Bank, at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), and has lectured at the Universities of Göttingen, Heidelberg and Talca (Chile). His research focuses on poverty, inequality, labour markets and migration.

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