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Estimating income poverty and inequality from the Gallup World Poll: The case of Latin America and the Caribbean

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  • Gasparini, Leonardo
  • Gluzmann, Pablo

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This paper takes advantage of a new source of information – the Gallup World Poll 2006 – to estimate and characterize income poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) at the country level, and to compare LAC estimates to those in other regions of the world. The Gallup survey has the advantage of being conducted in over 130 nations with almost the same questionnaire in all countries, and then it stands as a complement to national household surveys for international comparison purposes.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 42928.

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Keywords: poverty; inequality; incomes; Latin America; Caribbean; Gallup;

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  1. Leonardo Gasparini & Walter Sosa-Escudero & Mariana Marchionni & Sergio Olivieri, 2013. "Multidimensional poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean: new evidence from the Gallup World Poll," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 195-214, June.
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  1. Gandelman, Nestor & Hernandez-Murillo, Ruben, 2014. "Risk Aversion at the Country Level," Working Papers, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 2014-5, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  2. Facundo Alvaredo & Leonardo Gasparini, 2013. "Recent Trends in Inequality and Poverty in Developing Countries," CEDLAS, Working Papers, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata 0151, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
  3. Javier Alejo, 2012. "Relación de Kuznets en América Latina. Explorando más allá de la media condicional," CEDLAS, Working Papers, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata 0129, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
  4. Gandelman, Néstor & Hernández-Murillo, Rubén, 2013. "What do happiness and health satisfaction data tell us about relative risk aversion?," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 301-312.
  5. Leonardo Gasparini & Walter Sosa Escudero & Mariana Marchionni & Sergio Olivieri, 2010. "Multidimensional poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean New evidence from the Gallup World Poll," CEDLAS, Working Papers, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata 0100, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
  6. Javier Alejo, 2013. "Relación de Kuznets en América Latina. Explorando más allá de la media condicional," Económica, Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, vol. 59, pages 3-55, January-D.

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