Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Nora Lustig article featured in Current History

January 30th, 2013

Nora Lustig, CIPR Senior Research Associate and Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, has published her article “Latin America’s Inequality Success Story” in the journal Current History. The article contains the results of in-depth analyses for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico and reveals two main factors that in decreasing inequality: a fall in the premium that favors skilled over unskilled labor, and more progressive government transfers targeting the poor. The article appears in volume 112 issue 751 of the journal.

To see more of Professor Lustig’s work on inequality, please go to the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) website.