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¿Existe una trampa de pobreza en el sector rural en Colombia?

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  • Ricardo Arguello

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  • Andrés Zambrano

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A diferencia de la generalidad de trabajos sobre la pobreza rural en Colombia, este estudio emplea un enfoque de activos para indagar acerca de los determinantes de la pobreza rural. En particular se examinan la existencia de no convexidades locales en el proceso de generación de ingresos, el grado de concentración de los hogares en ciertos rangos de acumulación de activos y la presencia de retornos marginales diferenciados a los activos. Con base en esto se proporciona evidencia prima facie acerca de la existencia de una trampa de pobreza en el sector rural, abriendo una línea promisoria de investigación sobre el tema, que puede contribuir de forma importante a su comprensión y a un mejor diseño de política social y sectorial. **************************************************************************************************************** Unlike most work on rural poverty in Colombia, in this study we make use of an asset based approach for inquiring about the determinants of rural poverty. In particular, we examine the presence of local non convexities in the income generating process, the degree of concentration of rural households around certain asset accumulation ranges, and the presence of differentiated marginal returns to assets. With this, we provide prima facie evidence on the existence of a poverty trap in the Colombian rural sector, opening a promising research theme on the issue of rural poverty in the country that may importantly contribute toward its better understanding and to a better informed social and sectoral policy design.

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Paper provided by UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO in its series DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO with number 004378.

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Date of creation: 30 Jun 2006
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