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Poverty and Inequality

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  • Wodon, Quentin
  • Velez, Eduardo

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While there are different estimates of poverty in Mexico, there is general agreement that poverty is widespread, and that the reduction of poverty should be a key area of focus for the new Administration. Beyond lack of income, poverty is a complex and multidimensional phenomena which affects many areas of the life of the poor. As a result, a wide range of public policies have been implemented in Mexico, as elsewhere, to reduce poverty and improve the well-being of the population. This paper has two objectives. First, it briefly presents a framework that could be used by the new Administration to prepare a coherent strategy for poverty reduction. Second, it provides a synthesis of eight background chapters devoted to government programs, social protection, education, health, urban labor markets, rural development, indigenous peoples, and gender that all relate to poverty in Mexico.

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  • Wodon, Quentin & Velez, Eduardo, 2001. "Poverty and Inequality," MPRA Paper 12307, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:12307
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    1. Wodon, Quentin & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 2002. "Inequality and Social Welfare," MPRA Paper 12298, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Louise Cord & Quentin Wodon, 2001. "Do Agricultural Programs in Mexico Alleviate Poverty? Evidence from the Ejido Sector," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 38(114), pages 239-256.
    3. Wodon, Quentin & Minowa, Mari, 2001. "Training for the Urban Unemployed: A Reevaluation of Mexico's Training Program, Probecat," MPRA Paper 12310, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Wodon, Quentin, 2001. "Government Programs and Poverty," MPRA Paper 12308, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Paul Makdissi & Quentin Wodon, 2008. "Can Risk Averse Competitive Input Providers Serve Farmers Efficiently in Developing Countries," Working Papers 0808E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
    2. Abrar ul haq, Muhammad & Mehtab, Nadia & Khan, Tasneem, 2012. "Gender Disparity in Economic Returns to Higher Education: Evidence from Private Formal Sector of Bahawalpur (Pakistan)," MPRA Paper 62958, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2012.
    3. Wodon, Quentin & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 2002. "Неравенство И Общественное Благосостояние
      [Inequality and Social Welfare]
      ," MPRA Paper 10489, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Wodon, Quentin & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 2002. "Inégalité et bien-être social
      [Inequality and Social Welfare]
      ," MPRA Paper 10488, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Wodon, Quentin & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 2002. "Desigualdad y bienestar social
      [Inequality and Social Welfare]
      ," MPRA Paper 10487, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Estache, Antonio & Foster, Vivien & Wodon, Quentin, 2002. "Making infrastructure reform in Latin America work for the poor," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), December.
    7. Mendali, Rebati & Gunter, Lewell F., "undated". "Impact of Agricultural Productivity Changes on Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 143073, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    8. Wodon, Quentin, 2001. "Government Programs and Poverty," MPRA Paper 12308, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    9. Sergio J. Rey & Mark V. Janikas, 2005. "Regional convergence, inequality, and space," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 5(2), pages 155-176, April.
    10. Wodon, Quentin & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 2002. "Inequality and Social Welfare," MPRA Paper 12298, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Mexico; poverty; inequality;

    JEL classification:

    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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