Inequality latest publications
We present a selection of the most prominent changes and trends in the last 20 years with respect to the sociodemographic profile of the people living in Mexico, it based on the results of the 2020 Census analysis and the evolution regarding the results obtained in the editions of 2000 and 2010.
This paper explores the relationship between human capital inequality and income inequality, using an updated data set on human capital inequality for 146 countries from 1950 to 2010 and a novel database on earnings inequality.
This Economic Watch assesses the decline in social welfare resulting from the reduction in GDP per capita and life expectancy caused by the pandemic.
September 4, 2020
Financial vulnerability of households facing COVID-19 pandemia: A global perspective
Lockdowns due to COVID-19 and the subsequent crisis have caused many individuals to stop working or substantially reduce their work hours, with the corresponding decrease or loss of the main source of income. The analysis of the financial vulnerability of households becomes especially important.
A few days ago, the INE (Spanish National Statistics Institute) published the results of its 2019 Survey of Living Conditions using income data from 2018. The survey shows that inequality with respect to income after taxes and transfers declined once again in 2018.
Economic forecasts for 2020 indicate that the COVID-19 crisis will be the deepest and most intense crisis since the end of World War II — for Europe, Spain and the Community of Madrid and for the global economy.
A wave of protests has shaken Latin America in recent months. The increase in social unrest has led to mass protests in countries such as Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. There are also worries that this could spread to other parts of the region.
Regions with less income should have the highest growth rates. Capital is scarce in the more disadvantaged regions, which means higher profitability. In theory, this should encourage investment; but is that what has happened during crisis and recovery in Spain?