IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Inequality And Poverty In Galicia Between 2007 And 2010. How Is The Distribution Of Crisis Effects?


  • Corbelle Cacabelos, Fernando
  • Troitiño Cobas, Ángela


The aim of this work is to analyse the effects that the current economic crisis is producing on the Galician income distribution. We use three key variables: i) household disposable income, ii) household disposable income excluding the provision by unemployment, to measure the effect of such provision, iii) household disposable income including the imputed rent. We select inequality and poverty measures with good properties (Gini, Atkinson, Theil, FGT) and, using the Living Conditions Surveys (ECV) of the Galician Statistics Institute (IGE) as data base, we calculate inequality and poverty indexes and his variation between 2007 to 2010 year. The results show that the population with the lowest income diminishes his participation in the total income, what indicates us that the crisis is affecting more to the poorest. The inequality and poverty indexes increase in general, and with more intensity when excluding the provision by unemployment. The crisis is modifying the Galician poverty map, from the inner areas more aged (with pensions that work like antipoverty shield) to the Atlantic areas with younger population and more affected by the unemployment.

Suggested Citation

  • Corbelle Cacabelos, Fernando & Troitiño Cobas, Ángela, 2013. "Inequality And Poverty In Galicia Between 2007 And 2010. How Is The Distribution Of Crisis Effects?," Revista Galega de Economía, University of Santiago de Compostela. Faculty of Economics and Business., vol. 22(ex).
  • Handle: RePEc:sdo:regaec:v:22:y:2013:i:ex_7

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Verónica Amarante & Ivone Perazzo, 2009. "Crecimiento económico y pobreza en Uruguay, 1991-2006," REVISTA CUADERNOS DE ECONOMÍA, UN - RCE - CID, December.
    2. Cornia, Giovanni Andrea, 2012. "Inequality Trends and their Determinants: Latin America over 1990-2010," WIDER Working Paper Series 009, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    3. Verónica Amarante & Andrés Dean & Rodrigo Arím, 2013. "Unemployment Insurance Design and Its Effects: Evidence for Uruguay," REVISTA DESARROLLO Y SOCIEDAD, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE, June.
    4. Bruno Martorano, 2014. "The Impact of Uruguay's 2007 Tax Reform on Equity and Efficiency," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 32(6), pages 701-714, November.
    5. Arim, Rodrigo & Cruces, Guillermo Antonio & Vigorito, Andrea, 2009. "Programas sociales y transferencias de ingresos en Uruguay: los beneficios no contributivos y las alternativas para su extensión," Políticas Sociales 146, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).
    6. Amarante, Veronica & Vigorito, Andrea, 2011. "Uruguayâ..s Income Inequality and Political Regimes during 1981â..2010," WIDER Working Paper Series 094, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    7. Bucheli, Marisa & Furtado, Magdalena, 2005. "Uruguay 1998-2002: la distribución del ingreso en la crisis," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), August.
    8. repec:unu:wpaper:wp2012-09 is not listed on IDEAS
    9. David De Ferranti & Guillermo E. Perry & Francisco H.G. Ferreira & Michael Walton, 2004. "Inequality in Latin America : Breaking with History?," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 15009.
    10. Jorge Notaro, 2005. "Employment and unemployment in Uruguay 1984-2005," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 05-02, Instituto de Economía - IECON.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sdo:regaec:v:22:y:2013:i:ex_7. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ana Iglesias Casal). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.