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The authors propose a ...
The authors propose a decomposition of differences in entire distributions of household incomes, shedding new light on the powerful, and often conflicting, forces that underpin the changes in poverty and inequality that accompany the process of economic development. This approach is applied to three East Asian countries--Indonesia, Malaysia, and China--and to four in Latin America--Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.
|2||Decomposing changes in the distribution of household incomes : methodological aspects||17|
|3||Characterization of inequality changes through microeconometric decompositions : the case of greater Buenos Aires||47|
|4||The slippery slope : explaining the increase in extreme poverty in urban Brazil, 1976-96||83|
|5||The reversal of inequality trends in Colombia, 1978-95 : a combination of persistent and fluctuating forces||125|
|6||The evolution of income distribution during Indonesia's fast growth, 1980-96||175|
|7||The microeconomics of changing income distribution in Malaysia||219|
|8||Can education explain changes in income inequality in Mexico?||275|
|9||Distribution, development, and education in Taiwan, China, 1979-94||313|
|10||A synthesis of the results||357|