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dc.contributor.authorSolimano, Andrés
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-02T16:11:57Z
dc.date.available2014-01-02T16:11:57Z
dc.date.issued2006-12
dc.identifier.isbn9789211216202
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11362/5422
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliography
dc.description.abstractAs Latin America is currently living a period (2004-2006) of accelerated economic growth led by booming commodity prices, it is a good time to address some important long term features of the Latin American economy and society that have been traditionally inimical to stable and sustained development. Recent literature on the relationship between growth, inequality, democracy and development highlights, based both on analytical models and historical data, that at the root of the problems of economic instability and the fragility of democracy lies a combination of often slow growth and distributive conflict in unequal societies. The problem is compounded by the traditional difficulties to ensure adequate governance mechanisms that mediate in the distribute conflict in ways that are favorable to both growth and stability. This paper highlights missing components of current social policies in Latin America that affect the political-economy equilibrium: in particular, the neglect of the middle class as valid subject of social policy, the persistence of income and wealth inequality in a context of moderate growth and the need to put more emphasis on asset accumulation by the poor and the middle class. The paper provides economic and political economy rationales for devising new policies that could correct this neglect.
dc.format.extent27 páginas.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherECLAC
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSerie Macroeconomía del Desarrollo
dc.titleAsset accumulation by the middle class and the poor in Latin America: political economy and governance dimensions
dc.typeTexto
dc.contributor.entityNU. CEPAL. División de Desarrollo Económico
dc.divisionDivisión de Desarrollo Económico
dc.publicationstatusDisponible
dc.regionalofficeSantiago
dc.physicaldescription27 p. : gráfs., tabls.
dc.jobnumberS0600971 E
dc.salenumber06.II.G.176
dc.callnumberINT UN/EC 65(55/2006)
dc.callnumberLC/L.2649-P
dc.identifier.unsymbolLC/L.2649-P
dc.placeofeditionSantiago
dc.relation.ispartofseriesno55
dc.subject.spanishACTIVOS DE CAPITAL
dc.subject.spanishCLASE MEDIA
dc.subject.spanishCRECIMIENTO ECONOMICO
dc.subject.spanishPOBREZA
dc.subject.spanishSEGURIDAD SOCIAL
dc.subject.spanishECONOMIA DEL BIENESTAR
dc.subject.englishCAPITAL ASSETS
dc.subject.englishECONOMIC GROWTH
dc.subject.englishMIDDLE CLASS
dc.subject.englishPOVERTY
dc.subject.englishSOCIAL SECURITY
dc.subject.englishWELFARE ECONOMICS
dc.coverage.spatialspaAMERICA LATINA
dc.coverage.spatialengLATIN AMERICA
dc.type.biblevelDocumento Completo
dc.doctypeSeries
dc.topic.spanishCOOPERACIÓN INTERNACIONAL
dc.topic.spanishCOMERCIO INTERNACIONAL
dc.topic.spanishPOLÍTICAS Y PROGRAMAS SOCIALES
dc.topic.spanishPROTECCIÓN SOCIAL
dc.topic.englishINTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
dc.topic.englishINTERNATIONAL TRADE
dc.topic.englishSOCIAL POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES
dc.topic.englishSOCIAL PROTECTION
dc.idsade27896
dc.workarea.spanishCOMERCIO INTERNACIONAL E INTEGRACIÓN
dc.workarea.spanishDESARROLLO SOCIAL
dc.workarea.englishINTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INTEGRATION
dc.workarea.englishSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
cepal.physicaldescriptiongráficos, tablas


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