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Multidimensional poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean: new evidence from the Gallup World Poll

  • Leonardo Gasparini

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  • Walter Sosa-Escudero
  • Mariana Marchionni
  • Sergio Olivieri

This paper studies poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean from a multidimensional perspective, exploiting the Gallup World Poll, a survey that provides a unique opportunity to perform intercountry comparisons. By applying factor analysis we find that welfare can be appropriately summarized by three dimensions: income, subjective welfare and “basic needs”. Another finding is that the US$ 1 line appears to be a reasonable cut-off value to measure food deprivation. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2013

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Volume (Year): 11 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 195-214

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jecinq:v:11:y:2013:i:2:p:195-214
DOI: 10.1007/s10888-011-9206-z
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