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(Re)Counting the poor in Peru: a multidimensional approach

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  • Juan Francisco Castro

    (Universidad del Pacífico)

  • Jessica Baca del Risco

    (Universidad del Pacífico)

  • Juan Pablo Ocampo

    (Universidad del Pacífico)

Abstract

After an impressive 12 point reduction in Peruvian monetary poverty, questions have been raised aboutthe extent in which these figures mask deprivation in several other aspects critical for human development. We propose using the Alkire-Foster multidimensional headcount to address this issue, anddevise a simple comparison framework to measure the tension between the incidence of monetary poverty and the overall level of deprivation based on the multidimensional measure. We select sixdimensions and their respective indicators for the Peruvian case, and apply this framework using data for2004 and 2008. Results indicate that we now face a larger risk of classifying as non-poor individuals who still endure significant deprivation if we rely on the conventional monetary dimension. In addition, interand intraregional comparisons show that deprivations endured by the multidimensional poor are similar across regions and concentrated on the health and dwelling conditions dimensions, in particular, on thelack of adequate water and sanitation services. This last result reveals an opportunity to focalize publicinvestment efforts.

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  • Juan Francisco Castro & Jessica Baca del Risco & Juan Pablo Ocampo, 2010. "(Re)Counting the poor in Peru: a multidimensional approach," Working Papers 10-01, Centro de Investigación, Universidad del Pacífico.
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    1. Enrique Vásquez Huamán, 2012. "El Perú de los pobres no visibles para el Estado: la inclusión social pendiente a julio del 2012," Working Papers 12-04, Centro de Investigación, Universidad del Pacífico.
    2. Kechagia, Polyxeni & Metaxas, Theodore, 2016. "FDI in Latin America: The case of Peru," MPRA Paper 72399, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. repec:eee:wodepe:v:7-8:y:2017:i::p:43-60 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Metaxas, Theodore & Kechagia, Polyxeni, 2015. "FDI in Peru and Uzbekistan: A comparative analysis in brief," MPRA Paper 63849, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Multidimensional poverty; Perú;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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