Economic Liberalization, Distribution and Poverty: Latin America in the 1990s

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Eight country studies analyze the impact of the wave of balance-of- payments liberalizations imposed on Latin America during the 1990s. Looking at Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, and Peru, the papers generally find the liberalization policies to be major factors for the growth of poverty and inequality. Editors Vos (finance and development, Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands), Taylor, international cooperation and development, New School U., US), and Paes de Barros (social studies, Institute of Applied Economic Studies, Brazil) also present two articles providing the analytic framework for the text. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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1 Balance of payments liberalization in Latin America: effects on growth, distribution and poverty 1
2 Labour market adjustment, poverty and inequality during liberalization 54
3 Argentina: macroeconomic behaviour, employment and income distribution in the 1990s 89
4 Brazil: economic opening and income distribution 125
5 Chile: trade liberalization, employment and inequality 167
6 Colombia: structural change, labour market adjustment and income distribution in the 1990s 215
7 Ecuador: economic liberalization, adjustment and poverty, 1988-99 259
8 El Salvador: balance-of-payments liberalization, remittances, employment and poverty 314
9 Mexico: trade liberalization, growth, inequality and poverty 347
10 Peru: stabilization, liberalization and inequality 390
Index 431
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