Exploring Roots of Inequality in Latin America and Peru

by Feridoon Koohi-Kamali (Volume editor)
Others X, 104 Pages

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This book explores Latin American inequality broadly in terms of its impact on the region's development and specifically with two country studies from Peru on earnings inequality and child labor as a consequence of inequality for child labor. The first chapter provides substantial recent undated analysis of the critical thesis of deindustrialization for Latin America. The second chapter provides an approach to measuring labor market discrimination that departs from the current treatment of unobservable influences in the literature. The third chapter examines a much-neglected topic of child labor using a panel data set specifically on children.
The book is appropriate for courses on economic development and labor economics and for anyone interested in inequality, development and applied econometrics.


X, 104
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2021. X, 104 pp., 25 b/w ill., 16 tables.

Biographical notes

Feridoon Koohi-Kamali (Volume editor)

Feridoon Koohi-Kamali studied economics at the University of London and received his doctorate in economics from Oxford University. He has taught at Oxford and a number of US universities including Columbia. Currently Associate Professor at The New School for Social Research, he has also been a consultant to the World Bank and a research associate at the Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, European University Institute. His research interests are in applied econometrics, public policy and development.


Title: Exploring Roots of Inequality in Latin America and Peru