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Falling Income Inequality in Latin America. Trends and Challenges

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September, 2015

In 2000, a quarter of the region (25 in every 100 Latin Americans) lived on less than $2.50 a day. Today, fewer than 14 in every 100 do. Since roughly 2002, falling income inequality is visible in the entirety of the heterogeneous region: among commodity driven economies such as Peru and manufacturing dominant ones such as Mexico.
How can one explain the common outcome given the diversity of the region’s makeup? Is this trend sustainable considering today's economic reality in Latin America?

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