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Proxy means test index for targeting social programs : two methodologies and empirical evidence

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  • Elkin Castaño
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    Frecuentemente los beneficiarios de los programas sociales del Estado son identificados por medio de indicadores aproximados de los recursos (proxy means test), los cuales tratan de medir el bienestar de los inviduos del hogar. Uno de los más empleados es el predictor de una regresión del ingreso (o mejor del consumo) sobre características relevantes. Éste tiene la desventaja de necesitar mediciones adecuadas del consumo o ingreso, las cuales son costosas de obtener. Otro enfoque consiste en usar análisis de componentes principales cualitativas. Este artículo muestra que hay una estrecha relación entre los dos indicadores, lo cual permite concluir que, en ausencia de información confiable del ingreso o consumo, el uso del análisis de componentes principales cualitativos es apropiado para construir el indicador de recursos.

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    Article provided by Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía in its journal LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA.

    Volume (Year): (2002)
    Issue (Month): 56 (Enero Junio)
    Pages: 133-144

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    Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2002:i:56:p:133-144

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    Keywords: Regresion no lineal; Programas sociales - Evaluacion; Bienestar social; Estimacion estadistica; Indicadores de calidad de vida;

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