Calm after the Storms : Income Distribution in Chile , 1987-1994

  title={Calm after the Storms : Income Distribution in Chile , 1987-1994},
  author={Francisco Ferreira and Julie Litchfield},
After rising in the 1960s, falling in the early 1970s, and rising again from the mid-seventies to the mid-eighties, Chilean inequality seems to have stabilized since around 1987. After the ’stormy’ period of economic and political reforms of the 1970s and 1980s, no statistically significant Lorenz dominance results could be detected since 1987. Scalar measures of inequality confirm this picture of stability, but suggest a slight change in the shape of the density function, with some compression… CONTINUE READING


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