On measuring social tensions: with applications to Brazil

Produced by: 
São Paulo School of Economics FGV
Available from: 
December 2017
Paper author(s): 
Marcelo Nari
Nanak Kakwani
Topic: 
Demographic Economics - Migration
Poverty - Inequality - Aid Effectiveness
Year: 
2018

There are a number of different types of social tensions that can generate social unrest. Starting from standard inequality and poverty concerns to the ones related to temporal fluctuations in living standards including both sistemic and idiosyncratic sources of risk. These social tensions may also include social groups immobility, polarization and middle class related considerations. This paper provides a common methodology to model different sources of social tensions and applies it to the recent Brazilian experience.

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