Desigualdad (Re)considerada Peru 1997-2015

Translated title of the contribution: Inequality (Re)considered Peru 1997-2015

María Amparo Cruz Saco, Bruno Seminario, Cynthia Campos

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Income inequality in Peru declined in the period 1997-2015 according to Peru´s National Statistics and Information Institute and the World Bank. This result, however, is affected by a measurement error due to the fact that household surveys exclude top income households that self-exclude from participating. Using the Lakner & Milanovic (2013) methodology we correct the measurement bias and generate new series of Gini coefficients for income and spending. We conclude that inequality is not only higher but persistent. Further, the distribution tails have increased their participation in the distribution of income while middle groups have been compressed.
Translated title of the contributionInequality (Re)considered Peru 1997-2015
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)12
JournalJournal of Economics Finance and International Business
Issue number1
StatePublished - 22 Jun 2018


  • Distribución del ingreso
  • Medidas de desigualdad
  • Coeficiente Gini
  • Distribución de Pareto
  • Historia económica del Perú


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