(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Is Inequality Becoming Just? Changes in Public Opinion about Economic Distribution in Chile

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile


Chile is one of the few Latin American countries that has participated in the inequality module of the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) in 1999 and in 2009, allowing time comparisons in attitudes towards inequality in one of the countries with the highest income inequality throughout the world. This paper focuses on the cross-sectional comparison of the just earning gap, a proportional term based on salaries considered just for high and low status occupations. Even though descriptive analysis shows that the salary gap regarded as just is higher in 2009 than in 1999, explanatory models give evidence of stability over time. Results are discussed in relation to phenomena of legitimacy of economic inequality and its political consequences.

L’A. analyse les écarts de revenus justes, un terme basé sur les salaires que l’on applique aux métiers à faibles et hauts revenus au Chili. Bien que l’analyse démontre que les écarts considérés comme étant justes soient plus élevés en 2009 qu’en 1999, les modèles utilisés montrent cependant une stabilité dans le temps. Les résultats sont étudiés par rapport à la légitimité de l’inégalité économique et de ses conséquences politiques


Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin of Latin American research / ISSN 1470-9856

Editor : Blackwell , Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1995)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 31, no1 [pp. 1-18]
Published in 2012



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1111/j.1470-9856.2011.00605.x

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