Poverty, Inequality, and Policy in Latin America (CESifo by Stephan Klasen, Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann

By Stephan Klasen, Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann

Excessive inequality in earning and resources and protracted poverty proceed to plague Latin the US and stay a imperative fiscal coverage problem for Latin American policymakers. whilst, dramatically more advantageous tools and information let researchers to investigate those difficulties and the way they're laid low with monetary coverage. during this publication, specialists on Latin American fiscal affairs use those new ways to ascertain the dynamics of poverty and inequality in Latin the US and the power of coverage to deal with them. individuals first study the ancient evolution of inequality in Latin the USA, reading such issues because the origins of inequality in colonial land distribution, the influence of academic possibilities on profits inequality in Brazil, and racial discrimination in Brazil's exertions industry. members then use subtle panel facts strategies to investigate the neighborhood dynamics of poverty and inequality in Peru and Brazil, contemplating even if there are spatial poverty traps and, if that is so, what determines such traps. eventually, individuals use leading edge effect evaluate and modeling recommendations to envision particular coverage concerns: devaluation and dollarization in Bolivia, the Oportunidades conditional funds move application in rural Mexico, and the distributional impact of Brazil's tax-benefit procedure. Contributors : Rozane Bezerra de Siqueira, Jere R. Behrman, Denis Cogneau, Philippe De Vreyer, Ewout Frankema, Jérémie Gignoux, Javier Herrera, Herwig Immervoll, Stephan Klasen, Phillippe G. Leite, Horacio Levy, Sandrine Mesplé-Somps, José Ricardo Nogueira, Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann, Cathal O'Donoghue, Susan W. Parker, Rainer Schweickert, Gilles Spielvogel, Rainer Thiele, Petra E. Todd, Manfred Wiebelt CESifo Seminar sequence

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