Inequality, poverty and social poliicy: Recent trends in Chile
Author(s)/Editor(s): Osvaldo Larrañaga
Publisher/Organizer: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Publication date: 2009
This report aims to outline the main trends in income distribution and poverty in Chile, as well as the role of social policy in these areas.
The report includes five sections:
- First, it discusses recent trends in income inequality and poverty, including a brief overview of the data available in the country.
- Second, it describes the country’s social protection programs, including with respect to coverage, financing and distributional impact.
- The third section examines how social policy has affected poverty reduction in recent decades, which is followed by an analysis of the relative stability of income inequality and its relation topublic policy instruments. Section five presents future trends in social policy and their potential impact on inequality and poverty.