Comparison of indicators of inequality in South America, 2011

There are many possible indicators of inequality. All of these indicators, however, or nearly all, rank the performance of states differently - in this case for Latin America. It is difficult to see the emergence of a general dynamic: some countries tend to stay at the same level (intermediate for Brazil, the highest for Argentina), while others, such as Chile or Bolivia, show very different standings depending on whether one focuses on economic performance, human development or environmental sustainability. In addition to these indicators, slum population estimates reveal that countries that rank highly in this regard, particularly Brazil, may also have numerous billionaires (including as a proportion of the population).
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