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dc.contributor.authorHammill, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-02T15:37:46Z
dc.date.available2014-01-02T15:37:46Z
dc.date.issued2005-12
dc.identifier.isbn9211215781
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11362/4965
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliography
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the relationship between individual and household characteristics and income inequality in Central America, the Dominican Republic and Mexico from 1990 to 2002. A Theil decomposition exercise of individual and household income inequality is used to determine factors important for the level of inequality. In addition, the use of a novel semi-parametric simulation methodology from DiNardo, Fortin and Lemieux (1996) provides counterfactual income distributions of individuals and households to assess the importance of changes in their demographic, education and labour market characteristics over time. The results are very heterogeneous reflecting the differences across countries over the period. Individual characteristics can explain more of individual income inequality than household characteristics can explain for household income inequality. Regional differences, education and labour market characteristics have the greatest effects upon the level and changes of income inequality in Central America, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Declines in the agricultural sectors of the countries and shifts to urban areas reflect the structural changes taking place in the economies, and these factors are important determinants of inequality change. In addition, the rise of the informal sector of employment with its lower benefits and job security has contributed increases in income inequality. However a significant proportion of inequality levels and trends across households and individuals could not be explained by individual or household characteristics. The explanatory power of the results for individual income inequality corresponds with other work conducted for individual income earners within and outside the countries included in this study. In contrast the inability of household characteristics to explain much, if any, household per capita income inequality is not consistent with findings from similar studies. Further work is needed to conduct an in depth investigation into the links between household income inequality and individual income inequality.
dc.format.extent86 páginas.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherECLAC
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSerie Estudios y Perspectivas (México, DF)
dc.titleIncome inequality in Central America, Dominican Republic and Mexico: assessing the importance of individual and household characteristics
dc.typeTexto
dc.contributor.entityNU. CEPAL. Subsede de México
dc.publicationstatusDisponible
dc.publicationstatusDisponible
dc.regionalofficeMéxico
dc.physicaldescription86 p. : gráfs., tabls.
dc.jobnumberS0600024 E
dc.salenumber06.II.G.7
dc.callnumberINT UN/EC 42(43/2005)
dc.callnumberLC/L.2480-P
dc.callnumberLC/MEX/L.701
dc.identifier.unsymbolLC/L.2480-P
dc.identifier.unsymbolLC/MEX/L.701
dc.placeofeditionMéxico, D.F.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesno43
dc.subject.spanishANALISIS ECONOMICO
dc.subject.spanishDISTRIBUCION DEL INGRESO
dc.subject.spanishENCUESTAS DE HOGARES
dc.subject.spanishIGUALDAD
dc.subject.spanishINGRESOS FAMILIARES
dc.subject.spanishMACROECONOMIA
dc.subject.spanishMEDICION
dc.subject.englishECONOMIC ANALYSIS
dc.subject.englishEQUALITY
dc.subject.englishFAMILY INCOME
dc.subject.englishHOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
dc.subject.englishINCOME DISTRIBUTION
dc.subject.englishMACROECONOMICS
dc.subject.englishMEASUREMENT
dc.coverage.spatialspaAMERICA CENTRAL
dc.coverage.spatialspaMEXICO
dc.coverage.spatialspaREPUBLICA DOMINICANA
dc.coverage.spatialengCENTRAL AMERICA
dc.coverage.spatialengDOMINICAN REPUBLIC
dc.coverage.spatialengMEXICO
dc.type.biblevelDocumento Completo
dc.doctypeSeries
dc.topic.spanishDISTRIBUCIÓN DEL INGRESO
dc.topic.spanishFAMILIAS
dc.topic.spanishDESIGUALDAD
dc.topic.spanishMACROECONOMÍA
dc.topic.englishINCOME DISTRIBUTION
dc.topic.englishFAMILIES
dc.topic.englishINEQUALITY
dc.topic.englishMACROECONOMICS
dc.idsade23726
dc.workarea.spanishDESARROLLO ECONÓMICO
dc.workarea.spanishDESARROLLO SOCIAL
dc.workarea.spanishESTADÍSTICAS
dc.workarea.englishECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
dc.workarea.englishSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.workarea.englishSTATISTICS
cepal.physicaldescriptiongráficos, tablas


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