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Poverty and Inequality

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  • Wodon, Quentin
  • Velez, Eduardo

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While there are different estimates of poverty in Mexico, there is general agreement that poverty is widespread, and that the reduction of poverty should be a key area of focus for the new Administration. Beyond lack of income, poverty is a complex and multidimensional phenomena which affects many areas of the life of the poor. As a result, a wide range of public policies have been implemented in Mexico, as elsewhere, to reduce poverty and improve the well-being of the population. This paper has two objectives. First, it briefly presents a framework that could be used by the new Administration to prepare a coherent strategy for poverty reduction. Second, it provides a synthesis of eight background chapters devoted to government programs, social protection, education, health, urban labor markets, rural development, indigenous peoples, and gender that all relate to poverty in Mexico.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 12307.

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Keywords: Mexico; poverty; inequality;

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  1. Wodon, Quentin & Minowa, Mari, 2001. "Training for the Urban Unemployed: A Reevaluation of Mexico's Training Program, Probecat," MPRA Paper 12310, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Wodon, Quentin, 2001. "Government Programs and Poverty," MPRA Paper 12308, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Wodon, Quentin & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 2002. "Inequality and Social Welfare," MPRA Paper 12298, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Louise Cord & Quentin Wodon, 2001. "Do Agricultural Programs in Mexico Alleviate Poverty? Evidence from the Ejido Sector," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 38(114), pages 239-256.
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  1. Wodon, Quentin & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 2002. "Inégalité et bien-être social
    [Inequality and Social Welfare]
    ," MPRA Paper 10488, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Wodon, Quentin & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 2002. "Desigualdad y bienestar social
    [Inequality and Social Welfare]
    ," MPRA Paper 10487, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Wodon, Quentin & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 2002. "Inequality and Social Welfare," MPRA Paper 12298, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Makdissi, Paul & Wodon, Quentin, 2009. "Can risk averse competitive input providers serve farmers efficiently in developing countries ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4922, The World Bank.
  5. Mendali, Rebati & Gunter, Lewell F., . "Impact of Agricultural Productivity Changes on Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 143073, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  6. Wodon, Quentin & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 2002. "Неравенство И Общественное Благосостояние
    [Inequality and Social Welfare]
    ," MPRA Paper 10489, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Wodon, Quentin, 2001. "Government Programs and Poverty," MPRA Paper 12308, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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