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Multidimensional poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean: new evidence from the Gallup World Poll

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  • Leonardo Gasparini

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  • Walter Sosa-Escudero
  • Mariana Marchionni
  • Sergio Olivieri

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This paper studies poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean from a multidimensional perspective, exploiting the Gallup World Poll, a survey that provides a unique opportunity to perform intercountry comparisons. By applying factor analysis we find that welfare can be appropriately summarized by three dimensions: income, subjective welfare and “basic needs”. Another finding is that the US$ 1 line appears to be a reasonable cut-off value to measure food deprivation. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Economic Inequality.

Volume (Year): 11 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 195-214

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jecinq:v:11:y:2013:i:2:p:195-214

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Keywords: Latin America; Caribbean; Deprivation; Poverty; Welfare; Multidimensional; Gallup;

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Cited by:
  1. Fernandes, Cristina & Crespo, Nuno & Simoes, Nadia, 2013. "Poverty, Richness, and Inequality: Evidence for Portugal Using a Housing Comfort Index," MPRA Paper 52456, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Leonardo Gasparini & Pablo Gluzmann, 2009. "Estimating Income Poverty and Inequality from the Gallup World Poll: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0083, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
  3. Nancy Birdsall & Nora Lustig & Darryl McLeod, 2011. "Declining Inequality in Latin America: Some Economics, Some Politics," Working Papers 1120, Tulane University, Department of Economics.

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