ODM y Desarrollo Humano
"Sociological and Economic Approaches to the Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality in Latin America"
Latin America is the region of the world with the highest level of income inequality (De Ferranti et al. 2004). The historical roots of economic inequality date back to the colonial times. They include the unequal distribution of land, and the establishment of institutions that prevented the access to human capital, productive resources, and political power by the majority of the population (Engerman and Sokoloff 2002).