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Caracterizaciones de la pobreza y las políticas para combatirla


  • Luisa Montuschi


La pobreza constituye un problema de extrema seriedad en cualquier sociedad, que la limita y que obstaculiza el sendero hacia el progreso social. Mucho se ha dicho respecto de la pobreza, pero el punto esencial e ineludible es que la verdadera solución del problema consiste en remover los factores que la sostienen a lo largo del tiempo. Y esta sería la única forma posible que podría ayudar a un país a emprender la senda hacia el progreso social. Un punto importante que debe ser tenido en cuenta es señalado por ciertos autores quienes han sostenido que “…definiciones de pobreza claras y transparentes son prerrequisitos esenciales de cualquier política de desarrollo que ubique en el centro la reducción de la pobreza”. A fin de clarificar tal objetivo debemos remitirnos a la caracterización del concepto de pobreza y al análisis de distintas nociones o calificaciones que se han propuesto en los análisis pertinentes. Summary: Poverty is a problem of extreme seriousness in any society that limits and hinders the path to social progress. Much has been said about poverty, but the essential and inescapable point is that the real solution to the problem is to remove the factors that sustain it over time. And this is the only possible way that could help a country to embark on the path to social progress. An important point that should be taken into account has been pointed out by some authors who have argued that "clearer and more transparent definitions of poverty are essential prerequisites of any development policy that puts poverty reduction at its center”. To clarify this objective we must refer to the characterization of the concept of poverty and to the analysis of different notions or qualifications that have been proposed in studies and reports.

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  • Luisa Montuschi, 2016. "Caracterizaciones de la pobreza y las políticas para combatirla," CEMA Working Papers: Serie Documentos de Trabajo. 598, Universidad del CEMA.
  • Handle: RePEc:cem:doctra:598

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