Historical Statistics of Chile
Government Services and Public Sector and a Theory of Services: Volume 6
by Markos J. Mamalakis, comp.
March 1989, 976pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-0-313-26563-1
$75, £56, 63€, A108

This volume contains the most comprehensive collection of Chilean statistics ever published and deals with central government, general government, and public sector data in the period from 1800 to 1988. Consisting of five major sections, the study provides a systematic and up-to-date presentation, description, and methodological analysis of 498 tables of statistics and related qualitative evidence on all aspects of Chilean government. No comparable collection of public sector statistics exists at present, and many of the statistics found in this thoroughly researched study have not been previously published or are not easily available elsewhere. The book includes an in-depth analysis of the nature, structure, and impact of the Chilean central government, general government, and public sector. It offers a penetrating look at the relationship between public sector revenues and expenditures, and the production of collective, semi-public, and private commodities and their components.

This extraordinarily detailed reference outlines the role of the Chilean State in shaping the development and expected return of Chile to democracy. It clarifies the factors that contributed to Chile’s decline under Allende; it outlines the neo-liberal policies of Pinochet; and it discusses the revolution in peace of Eduardo Frei. This work will be an invaluable addition in the study of South America, Chilean history, government, politics, and economics.

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