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Desempleo, pobreza y estrategias de protección social: Perú 1998-2005
[Unemployment, poverty and social protection strategies: Peru 1998-2005]


  • Yamada, Gustavo
  • Montero, Ricardo


This paper uses information from a panel based on Peruvian National Household Surveys between 1998 and 2005 to quantitatively estimate the impacts that the loss of a job from a household member has. We find the following effects in the short run: a) reduces family income by 27%, b) reduces household’s real expenditures by 7%, c) diminishes the digested calories by 13%, and d) increases the probability of poverty by 44%. According to our results, the most effective strategy to mitigate these negative impacts on welfare would be an increase in the number of hours worked at the family level. Internal family transfers, receiving remittances from relatives abroad, and access to state social programs would be less effective. Finally, the benefit of the compensation for length of service (CTS) in the previous job would have no impact on halting the loss of welfare.

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  • Yamada, Gustavo & Montero, Ricardo, 2008. "Desempleo, pobreza y estrategias de protección social: Perú 1998-2005
    [Unemployment, poverty and social protection strategies: Peru 1998-2005]
    ," MPRA Paper 15294, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15294

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    1. Javier Herrera & Gerardo David Rosas Shady, 2003. "Labor Market Transitions in Peru," Working Papers DT/2003/14, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
    2. Gustavo Yamada, 2005. "Horas de Trabajo: Determinantes y dinámica en el Perú Urbano," Working Papers 05-05, Centro de Investigación, Universidad del Pacífico.
    3. Gustavo Yamada (ed.), 2005. "Horas de trabajo: determinantes y dinámica en el Perú urbano," Books, Fondo Editorial, Universidad del Pacífico, edition 1, volume 1, number 05-13.
    4. Gustavo Yamada, 2004. "Avances recientes," Chapters of Books,in: Gustavo Yamada (ed.), Economía laboral en el Perú: avances recientes y agenda pendiente, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 1, pages 11-42 Fondo Editorial, Universidad del Pacífico.
    5. Pritchett, Lant & Suryahadi, Asep & Sumarto, Sudarno, 2000. "Quantifying vulnerability to poverty - a proposed measure, applied to Indonesia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2437, The World Bank.
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    Unemployment; poverty; social protection; caloric intake.;

    JEL classification:

    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General


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