Latin America: Chile and Mexico largest gap of inequality between rich and poor

Posted on August 10, 2012 • Filed under: Economy, Latin America News, Social Issues

Chile, along with Mexico, countries with greater inequality between rich and poor in the continent with the greatest social divide in the world but also from the OECD
Instead, his president, Sebastian Pinera, has just welcomed a reported reduction of this parameter based on 1987. That explains why the government of Sebastián Piñera held revenue figures of rich and poor, published on July 24 at the National Socioeconomic Characterization Survey (Casen) . The data argue that the difference between what they perceive the richest and poorest decreased from 46 times in 2009 to 35 times in 2011. If you add to that state aid, such as bonuses and allowances for the most vulnerable, “this inequality is shrinking: in 2009 was 25 times the difference, and in 2011 was reduced to 22 times,” Bush said. Read Article

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