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Editor: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Historia Económica e InstitucionesUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto Figuerola de Historia Económica

Issued date: 2007-09

Serie-No.: Working papers in Economic History07-13

Keywords: Inequality , Kuznets curve , Poverty , Spain

JEL Classification: D3 , I32 , N33 , N34 , O15

Rights: Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España

Abstract:In Spain, inequality evolution fits a Kuznets curve. World wars increasedinequality but had non-permanent effects. Progressive taxation had no impactuntil 1980. This picture is at odds with Atkinson, Piketty, Saez, and associates’depiction of western couIn Spain, inequality evolution fits a Kuznets curve. World wars increasedinequality but had non-permanent effects. Progressive taxation had no impactuntil 1980. This picture is at odds with Atkinson, Piketty, Saez, and associates’depiction of western countries. Stolper-Samuelson forces only partially explaininequality trends. A substantial fall in absolute poverty resulted from growthbut also from inequality reduction in the Interwar and late 1950s. Risinginequality and extreme poverty were not at the roots of Spain’s Civil War. Inthe Golden Age, inequality contraction and absolute poverty eradicationrepresent a major departure from Latin America’s performance while matchesOECD’s.+-





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 2007-09 Inequality, poverty, and the Kuznets curve In Spain, 1850-2000 Prados de la Escosura, Leandro http:--hdl.handle.net-10016-946 Descargado de e-Archivo, repositorio institucional de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID Working Papers in Economic History September 2007 WP 07-13 Inequality, Poverty, And The Kuznets Curve In Spain, 1850-2000 Leandro Prados de la Escosura Abstract In Spain, inequality evolution fits a Kuznets curve.
World wars increased inequality but had non-permanent effects.
Progressive taxation had no impact until 1980.
This picture is at odds with Atkinson, Piketty, Saez, and associates’ depiction of western countries.
Stolper-Samuelson forces only partially explain inequality trends.
A substantial fall in absolute poverty resulted from growth but also from inequality reduction in the Interwar and late 1950s.
Rising inequality and extreme poverty were not at the roots of Spain’s Civil War.
In the Golden Age, inequality contraction and absolute poverty eradication represent a major departure from Latin America’s performance while matches OECD’s. Keywords: inequality, Kuznets curve, poverty, Spain. JEL Classification: D3, I32, N33, N34, O15. 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 INSTITUCIONES INEQUALITY, POVERTY, AND THE KUZNETS CURVE IN SPAIN, 1850-2000...





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