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Variaciones en la medición estatal de la pobreza por ingresos según índices de precios locales: México 2000-2008


  • Carlos Guerrero de Lizardi

    () (Tecnológico de Monterrey, EGAP, Ciudad de México.)

  • Manuel Lara Caballero



Using the micro data from the ENIGH, the income poverty at the state level was calculated in the eleven states that increased its sample for the period 2000-2008. It is assumed that consumer price indices at the city level are more accurate than the national to describe the actual price level encountered by consumers within states. Food baskets values and household income were updated using consumer price indices at the city level. Regarding the measurements made by the CONEVAL, in some cases the variations are above and in others below. The comparative statics analysis revealed that the results primarily reflect changes in the baskets values and not changes in real income. With the intention to put into perspective the exercise carried out and approach briefly the economic policy of poverty measurement in Mexico, we conclude with some final remarks.

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  • Carlos Guerrero de Lizardi & Manuel Lara Caballero, 2011. "Variaciones en la medición estatal de la pobreza por ingresos según índices de precios locales: México 2000-2008," Ensayos Revista de Economia, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Economia, vol. 0(2), pages 51-78, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:ere:journl:v:xxx:y:2011:i:2:p:51-78

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    1. Robert A. Pollak, 1998. "The Consumer Price Index: A Research Agenda and Three Proposals," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 12(1), pages 69-78, Winter.
    2. Carlos Guerrero de Lizardi, 2010. "Alternative Consumer Price Indexes for Mexico," CID Working Papers 42, Center for International Development at Harvard University.
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    income poverty; consumer price indices; quality of data;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • D30 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - General


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