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Has Latin American Inequality Changed Direction? : Looking over the Long Run (Hardcover)
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This book brings together ideas and theories for a deeper understanding in inequality in Latin America and its complex reality. Readers are invited to learn how various types of inequality, such as economical, educational, racial and gender were carried out in countries like Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico and many others through the centuries. Did Latin America permanently changed its long-term direction? To what extent was decreasing inequality dependent on those high growth rates? If so, was the downturn just temporary? What were the roles played by market forces, institutions and ideology during the recent inequality downturn? With new ideas, new evidence, and new methods, this book offers important reading for development economists, historians, and Latin American specialists, along with students, faculty, policy makers and intelligent citizens with interests in development, inequality and the Latin American region.