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Growth with redistribution: Brazil shows the way?

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dc.description.abstract The factors that drove one of the more remarkable spells of redistribution in recent memory are assessed through a comprehensive decomposition approach. Results show that the key ingredients of a rapid and sharp reduction in inequality witnessed in Brazil during the first decade of the new century had been in place for long time. These included a falling dependency ratio, steadily rising schooling levels and importance of women in the labor market. Singular about the 2000s was economic growth associated with falling returns to college and positive changes in the distribution of earnings accruing to men. Whereas in the past the latter served to increase household income dispersion and counterbalance positive structural developments, their impact on distribution was reversed during the decade, thus generating the sharp observed fall in inequality. Conditional and other transfers placed secondary to minor roles. en
dc.title Growth with redistribution: Brazil shows the way? en
dc.contributor.author Sotomayor, Orlando
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-23T19:44:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-23T19:44:52Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-23
dc.identifier.uri http://lacer.lacea.org/handle/123456789/64757
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Demographics
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Female Labor Participation
dc.subject Inequality
dc.subject Poverty
dc.subject Transfers
dc.type Working Paper


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