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Poverty in Latin America: Trends (1986-1998) and Determinants

  • Quentin Wodon
  • Rodrigo Castro
  • Kihoon Lee

This paper analyzes the evolution of poverty in Latin America. In 1998, about a third of the population was poor, and one sixth extreme poor. This represents 179 million poor people, of which 89 million lived in extreme poverty. The share of the populatio

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Article provided by Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its journal Cuadernos de Economía-Latin American Journal of Economics-Latin American Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 38 (2001)
Issue (Month): 114 ()
Pages: 127-153

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Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:38:y:2001:i:114:p:127-153
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  1. Foster, James & Greer, Joel & Thorbecke, Erik, 1984. "A Class of Decomposable Poverty Measures," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 52(3), pages 761-66, May.
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  6. 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.
  7. Nora Lustig, 2000. "Crisis and the Poor: Socially Responsible Macroeconomics," JOURNAL OF LACEA ECONOMIA, LACEA - LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION.
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