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Pobreza en la adolescencia en áreas rurales y urbanas en Uruguay


  • Guillermo Alves

    () (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía)

  • Mariana Zerpa

    () (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía)


There is partial evidence that suggests that adolescences living in rural aereas in Uruguay enjoy fewer opportunities than those living in urban aereas. In this paper we aim to provide a well-being comparison of adolescent living in rural and urban areas in Uruguay. The analytical framework in based on Capability Approach developed by Sen (1992) and Nussbaum (2001). We follow the methodological recommendations proposed by Alkire & Foster (2007). In sharp contrast in the conclusions from the country's official income-based poverty measure, which acknowledges lower poverty levels in rural areas, our results shows that youngsters living in rural aereas live in worse conditions than urban ones.

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  • Guillermo Alves & Mariana Zerpa, 2011. "Pobreza en la adolescencia en áreas rurales y urbanas en Uruguay," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 11-04, Instituto de Economía - IECON.
  • Handle: RePEc:ulr:wpaper:dt-04-11

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    1. Marisa Bucheli & Natalia Ferreira-Coimbra & Alvaro Forteza & Ianina Rossi, 2005. "El acceso a la jubilación o pensión en Uruguay: ¿cuántos y quiénes lo lograrían?," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 0106, Department of Economics - dECON.
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    capability approach; multidimensional poverty; adolescents; Uruguay;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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