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School of Politics and International Relations

Chile protests: Is inequality becoming worse?

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Demonstrators across Chile have been expressing their anger at high levels of inequality and the cost of living. So, we've taken a look at whether the difference between rich and poor in Chile is actually rising and how this inequality compares with other countries. Lecturer in Politics, Dr Javier Sajuria said: “It has been a highly unequal country for years.” He says the data indicates inequality has actually been falling but possibly "not fast enough", which could in part explain the outpouring of anger.
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