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Long-Run Effects of Democracy on Income Inequality: Evidence from Repeated Cross-Sections

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dc.description.abstract In this paper I assess the link between democracy and inequality. I measure inequality at the cohort level by using pseudo-panel data built from nine Latin American countries’ household surveys (1995-2009, biannual), and I measure democracy as a stock during long periods of time both before and after each cohort’s year of birth. I present evidence that long-run patterns in the degree of democracy relate to income inequality. However, this relationship appears to be non-monotonic: inequality first increases with the stock of democracy before falling. I also present evidence that education may be one mechanism explaining this result. en
dc.title Long-Run Effects of Democracy on Income Inequality: Evidence from Repeated Cross-Sections en
dc.contributor.author Balcázar, Carlos Felipe
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-14T06:27:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-14T06:27:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/53007
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Inequality
dc.subject Democracy
dc.subject Latin America
dc.subject Pseudo Panel
dc.type Working Paper


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