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Macroeconomics and DevelopmentRoberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America$
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Mario Damill, Martín Rapetti, and Guillermo Rozenwurcel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231175081

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.001.0001

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Labor Market and Income Distribution in Latin America in Times of Economic Growth

Labor Market and Income Distribution in Latin America in Times of Economic Growth

Advances and Shortcomings

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(p.159) Chapter 8 Labor Market and Income Distribution in Latin America in Times of Economic Growth
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Macroeconomics and Development
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Roxana Maurizio

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.003.0008

this chapter provides an in-depth analysis of labor market and income inequality dynamics in Latin America in the new millennium. While acknowledging that the high rates of economic growth had a positive impact on social and labor market indicators, the author argues that the region still continues to exhibit important shortcomings in the labor market.

Keywords:   income inequality, labor markets, unemployment, informality, precariousness, Latin American economy

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