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Contributor: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Issued date: 2007-02

Serie-No.: Working papers in Economic History07-05

Keywords: Inequality , Polarization , Living standards , Life expectancy , Education , Human development , OECD , Latin America

Rights: Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España

Abstract:A long-run view of inter-country inequality in living standards is provided for alarge sample of countries in Western Europe, the European Offshoots, Japan –OECD, for short- and Latin America. A long term rise in real per capita incomeinequality is foundA long-run view of inter-country inequality in living standards is provided for alarge sample of countries in Western Europe, the European Offshoots, Japan –OECD, for short- and Latin America. A long term rise in real per capita incomeinequality is found. The deepening gap between OECD and Latin America wasthe major factor beneath this increase. Inequality in non-economic indicators ofwell-being (longevity, education, and human development) fell in the long runbut a gap between OECD and Latin America remained by 2000. Polarizationtook place in the Western World during the second half of the twentiethcentury.+-





Author: Prados de la Escosura, Leandro

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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Repositorio institucional e-Archivo http:--e-archivo.uc3m.es Instituto Figuerola de Historia y Ciencias Sociales IFCS - Working Papers in Economic History.WH 2007-02 International inequality and polarization in living standards, 1870-2000 : evidence from the Western World Prados de la Escosura, Leandro http:--hdl.handle.net-10016-631 Descargado de e-Archivo, repositorio institucional de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID Working Papers in Economic History February 2007 WP 07-05 International Inequality and Polarization in Living Standards, 1870-2000: Evidence from the Western World Leandro Prados de la Escosura Abstract A long-run view of inter-country inequality in living standards is provided for a large sample of countries in Western Europe, the European Offshoots, Japan – OECD, for short- and Latin America.
A long term rise in real per capita income inequality is found.
The deepening gap between OECD and Latin America was the major factor beneath this increase.
Inequality in non-economic indicators of well-being (longevity, education, and human development) fell in the long run but a gap between OECD and Latin America remained by 2000.
Polarization took place in the Western World during the second half of the twentieth century. Keywords: Inequality, Polarization, Living Standards, Life Expectancy, Education, Human Development, OECD, Latin America. JEL Classification: D31, F02, N00, O40 Leandro Prados de la Escosura: Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, C-Madrid 126, 28903 Getafe, Spain. Email: leandro.prados.delaescosura@uc3m.es http:--www.uc3m.es-uc3m-dpto-HISEC-profesorado-Personal_Leandro_Prados.html UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID c- Madrid 126 28903 Getafe (Spain)Tel: (34) 91 624 96 37 Site: http:--www.uc3m.es-uc3m-dpto-HISEC-working_papers-working_papers_general.html DEPARTAMENTO DE HISTORIA ECONÓMICA E INSTITUCIONE...





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