IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Propuesta metodológica para la focalización individual de los programas sociales


  • Valderrama, Jose

    () (Universidad de Lima, Escuela de Economía)

  • Pichihua, Juan

    () (Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Facultad de Economía)


Se propone una metodología de identificación individual de potenciales beneficiarios de programas sociales. Esta herramienta comprende dos etapas: en la primera se determina un índice de bienestar y en la segunda los puntos de corte que permiten distinguir a los hogares que califican como potenciales beneficiarios. La estimación del índice se basa en una práctica extendida en la literatura especializada: análisis de los componentes principales con escalamiento óptimo. El cálculo de los umbrales es lo novedoso de este trabajo, y se basa en la minimización de una función que depende de los errores de focalización a los que se enfrenta cualquier programa social: infiltración y subcobertura.

Suggested Citation

  • Valderrama, Jose & Pichihua, Juan, 2010. "Propuesta metodológica para la focalización individual de los programas sociales," Working Papers 2010-006, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbp:wpaper:2010-006

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: Application/pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Forrest Young, 1981. "Quantitative analysis of qualitative data," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 46(4), pages 357-388, December.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    Access and download statistics


    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:rbp:wpaper:2010-006. 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: (Research Unit). 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.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with 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.