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Escaping the Poverty Trap in Latin America: The Role of Family Factors

  • Enrique Aldaz Carroll
  • Ricardo Morán
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    Much like an inherited trait, poverty trends to pass from parent to child. How prevalent is this "curse of the poor," why do some escape it, and how can we help improve the odds? This study sets out to gauge the extent of this "Intergenerational transmiss

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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: 155-190

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    Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:38:y:2001:i:114:p:155-190
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