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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Fall 2006

LAS 355 • CHRONIC INEQUALITY IN LAT AME DEV

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41280 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
WAG 420
GLADE

Course Description

Inequality, pronounced feature of Latin American economic organization since before Columbus arrived, increased down to the present day, notwithstanding alternating periods of economic expansion and recessions. While Kuznets and others predicted that inequality would follow a U-shaped curve, there is little evidence that Latin America has, despite significant growth, begun to experience a lessening of inequality. There is a rapidly growing literature, with statistical evidence, to explore for alternative explanations and alternative proposals for the alleviation of inequality

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