Income Inequality in Latin America: Data Challenges and Availability

Amarante, VerĂ³nica
December 2014
Social Indicators Research;Dec2014, Vol. 119 Issue 3, p1467
Academic Journal
This article discusses the main challenges faced by nowadays researchers when measuring income inequality in Latin America. The discussion is articulated around the two main approaches to summarize the distributional problem: factor and personal inequality. The article underlines the difficulties, mainly imposed by data availability for inequality measurement under both of them. The article proposes specific lines to advance in the improvement of data quality and availability for inequality measurement (and understanding) in the region.


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