Changes in income, education and health inequality over the last 20 years: evidence from Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

By Giovanni Andrea Cornia

This paper analyses the interactions among income, health and educational inequality, and reviews changes in the distribution of income, health and education during the last three decades in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The analysis tries to relate such changes to the development strategies followed by the countries of these regions during this period. Such strategies have exerted a considerable influence on public policy and human development inequality. The paper concludes with a set of policies that would help reduce inequality in these three dimensions based on the interconnections among them.