Urban inequality and protests in Ecuador and Chile

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dc.contributor.author Palacio Ludeña, María Gabriela
dc.contributor.author Díaz Pabón, Fabio Andrés
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-16T15:10:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-16T15:10:20Z
dc.date.issued 2020-04
dc.identifier.citation Palacio Ludeña, M., Díaz Pabón F., (2020). Urban inequality and protests in Ecuador and Chile. Cape Town: SALDRU, UCT. (SALDRU Working Paper Number 260)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-928516-21-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/976
dc.description.abstract Mobility is a multifaceted concept with social, economic and political implications. Spatial mobility, inequality and precarity intertwine. This article reflects on the role of mobility and precarity and the emergence of protests in both Ecuador and Chile in 2019. We argue that the announced increases in transport and fuel costs in Chile and Ecuador unveiled the obstacles to mobility and the degree of existing inequalities. Whereas protests emerged as a response to the announcement of a reduction in fuel subsidies and the possible increases in the costs of transport, they reflec something deeper related to the vulnerability of the livelihoods of segments of the population; this in spite that both Chile and Ecuador observe improvements in poverty and inequality indicators. Undertaking a more dissagragated analysis of the effects of reduction in fuel subsidies or increases in metro tickets we find that mobility correlates with a pattern of structural marginalisation that perpetuates inequality, which is not necessarily visible to aggregate economic indicators. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Saldru Working Paper;260
dc.subject Mobility en_US
dc.subject Protests en_US
dc.subject Ecuador en_US
dc.subject Chile en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject Inequality en_US
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.title Urban inequality and protests in Ecuador and Chile en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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