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The Income Distribution Problem in Latin America and the Caribbean

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This publication examines the impact of structural reform on income distribution in the nine countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Distribution in the region is the most unequal in the world, and this publication identifies and discusses the contributing factors.

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The rich and the poor in the post-reform period

The previous chapters use aggregate indexes to measure and analyse changes in the distribution of income. The discussion now turns to two key groups: those at the very top and those at the very bottom of the distribution. The relative position of those at the top is one of the principal reasons why the Latin American income distributions are so unequal compared to other countries. This chapter examines who the members of this favoured group are, where they work, and how much the group has contributed to changes in inequality during the post-reform period.

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