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Author Frankema, Ewout
Title Has Latin America Always Been Unequal? : A Comparative Study of Asset and Income Inequality in the Long Twentieth Century
Imprint Boston : BRILL, 2009
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (312 pages)
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Series Global Economic History Ser. ; v.03
Global Economic History Ser
Note CONTENTS -- List of Tables -- List of Figures -- List of Tables and Figures in Appendix -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter One Introduction -- 1.1 Latin America: A History of Persistent Inequality? -- 1.2 The Long Twentieth Century -- 1.3 'Latin' Inequality Characteristics -- 1.4 An Integrative Approach -- 1.5 Outline -- PART ONE -- Chapter Two The Institutionalisation of Inequality in Colonial Latin America -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 The Core and the Periphery -- 2.3 Mercantilism and Resource Extraction -- 2.4 The Institutionalisation of Inequality -- 2.5 The Disintegration of the Colonial Empire in the 19th Century -- 2.6 Conclusion -- Chapter Three The Omnipresence of Land Inequality in Post-Colonial Latin America -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Perspectives on the Colonial Roots of Latin American Land Inequality -- 3.3 Global and Regional Variation in Levels of Land Inequality -- 3.4 A Multivariate Regression Analysis of Land Inequality -- 3.5 Land Market Institutions in Three British Colonies: Malaysia, Sierra Leone and Zambia -- 3.6 The Colonial Roots of Latin American Land Inequality in Comparative Perspective -- 3.7 Conclusion -- Chapter Four The Advance of Mass Education: Quantity or Quality? -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 From Land Inequality to Educational Inequality -- 4.3 The Comparative Development of Primary School Enrolment Rates, 1870-2000 -- 4.4 Educational Inequality in Latin America: Diff erent Concepts, Diff erent Views -- 4.5 A Grade Enrolment Distribution Approach, 1960-2005 -- 4.6 Conclusion -- PART TWO -- Chapter Five The Secular Trend of Income Inequality, 1870-2000: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The Distributive Consequences of Globalisation and De-Globalisation -- 5.3 The Distributive Consequences of Factor Biased Structural and Technological Change
5.4 Institutional Change and Distributional Change: a Collective Action Perspective -- 5.5 Conclusion -- Chapter Six Changing Patterns of Factor Income Distribution, 1870-2000 -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Decomposing National Income into Factor Income Shares -- 6.3 Population Growth, Rural-Urban Migration and Urban Informal Sector Expansion -- 6.4 Relative Wage Shares in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, 1870-2000 -- 6.5 The Evolution of Labour-Capital Income Shares in the Long Twentieth Century -- 6.6 Conclusion -- Chapter Seven The Recent Rise of Urban Wage Inequality -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Labour Market Institutions and Wage Inequality in Early 20th Century Argentina -- 7.3 Long Run Trends in Manufacturing Wage Inequality -- 7.4 Explaining the Recent Rise in Urban Wage and Productivity Diff erentials -- 7.5 Conclusion -- Chapter Eight Conclusion -- 8.1 Has Latin America Always Been Unequal? -- 8.2 Future Perspectives -- Appendix -- References -- Index
Employing comparative and quantitative historical methods Frankema explores long run trends of asset and income distribution in Latin America, arguing that there is little reason to regard the yawning gap between rich and poor as the persistent result of a colonial heritage
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Subject Income distribution -- Latin America.;Equality -- Latin America.;Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 1982-
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