Over the last three decades, Chile has stood out by achieving the highest income per capita in Latin America and the Caribbean, in addition to the highest ranking on the Human Development Index in line with average levels of OECD member countries. Chile has also led progress related to the Sustainable Development Goals, ranking 30th worldwide. Despite these advances, Chile … [Read more...] about Where Are the Opportunities for Chile to Resume a Growth Path?
By: Paolo Buonanno*, Leopoldo Fergusson**, Juan F. Vargas*** Introducing ... the CKC In almost every US state, the relationship between crime and income is strikingly clear. Since 1970, the data shows a pervasive pattern similar to an inverted U-shape: crime increases with per capita income until it reaches a maximum and then decreases as income keeps rising. … [Read more...] about The Kuznets criminal curve
Latin America is arguably the most unequal place on earth. Inequality in Colombia is the worst in Latin-America. And if you are born poor in the countryside, a small town or on the coast or if you are part of an ethnic minority your prospects are even worse argue Marcela Meléndez and Francisco Ferreira in this paper. … [Read more...] about Inequality in Colombia
By: Lucas Figal Garone Academia, general public and governments seem to understand inequality differently. While many in academia and in the public sector focus on the measurement of the distribution of certain outcomes – e.g. income or total consumption –, in the real world, people seem to care about opportunity: that all individuals have the same opportunities to … [Read more...] about Inequality of opportunity: an emerging body of literature