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CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Income polarization, the middle class and informal employment in Greater Buenos Aires, 1974-2010

This article examines the social structure of Argentina’s main conurbation, Greater Buenos Aires, over the past four decades. The research focused on identifying changes in society by stratifying it into three social classes: high, middle and low. Contributions are made in three areas. First, the article engages with the renewed debates about methodology on the issue of which criteria are best suited to achieving an adequate demarcation of social classes, especially the middle class. Second, it uses a variety of approaches to document changes in the social structure with a view to identifying common trends. Lastly, it highlights certain dominant features of the workings of the labour market that appear to have left their mark on the social morphology of Argentina.

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