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Criterios de asignación para la superación de la pobreza en México


  • John Scott

    () (División de Economía, CIDE. México, D.F. Mexico.)

  • Erik Bloom

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We present a menu of targeting budgetary allocation rules for the decentralization and focalization of anti-poverty programmes in Mexico. These rules are defined as a function of the states’ share of national poverty, measured by a number of alternative monetary (Foster-Greer-Thorbecke) and non-monetary (synthetic “basic needs”) indexes. We find a close correspondence of optimal allocations estimated on the basis of different methodologies and data sources. Finally, we apply these findings to a critical assessment of the allocation of anti-poverty funds in Mexico in recent years.

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  • John Scott & Erik Bloom, 1997. "Criterios de asignación para la superación de la pobreza en México," Economía Mexicana NUEVA ÉPOCA, , vol. 0(1), pages 83-159, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:emc:ecomex:v:6:y:1997:i:1:p:83-159

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