What inequality are we talking about?

Vol. 32 No. 1 (2012)

Jan-Mar / 2012
Published January 1, 2012
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How to Cite

Salvadori Dedecca, Claudio. 2012. “What Inequality Are We Talking About?”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 32 (1):55-71. https://centrodeeconomiapolitica.org.br/repojs/index.php/journal/article/view/341.

What inequality are we talking about?

Claudio Salvadori Dedecca
Professor titular do Instituto de Economia da Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Unicamp.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 32 No. 1 (2012), Jan-Mar / 2012, Pages 55-71


 The essay was motivated by the recent disclosure of documents by multilateral development institutions demonstrating that the last phase of economic growth has tended to aggravate socioeconomic inequality. The purpose of the current analyze is to debate the advances that have been made and the persisting methodological and analytical difficulties in the debate on inequality as well as to contribute with a few insights towards the construction of a multidimensional view of a recurring and inherent aspect of capitalist development.

JEL Classification: I30; O15.

Keywords: inequality income distribution welfare development social policy