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Poverty and income distribution in Latin America

the story of the 1980s

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Latin America,
  • Caribbean Area
    • Subjects:
    • Poverty -- Latin America -- Statistics.,
    • Income distribution -- Latin America -- Statistics.,
    • Poverty -- Caribbean Area -- Statistics.,
    • Income distribution -- Caribbean Area -- Statistics.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-307).

      StatementGeorge Psacharopoulos ... [et al.].
      SeriesWorld Bank technical paper,, no. 351
      ContributionsPsacharopoulos, George.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC130.P6 P68 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 307 p. :
      Number of Pages307
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL998167M
      ISBN 100821338315
      LC Control Number96036910

      aged 15 to 19 in the lowest income quintile is between and ; while in the highest quintile is between 20 and “Teenage Pregnancy and Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean. On Teenage Fertility Decisions, Poverty and Economic Achievement.” 4 For example, World Bank (). “Social Gains in the Balance: A Fiscal Policy File Size: KB. Financial Development and the Distribution of Income in Latin America and the Caribbean One of the central concerns in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has been the reduction of poverty and inequality so prevalent in the continent. Using large world samples.

      Poverty in South America is high in most countries. All of the countries in South America are greatly affected by poverty to some extent. From to , poverty dropped from % to %. As of October , the countries that have the highest rates of poverty per population in South America are Suriname, Bolivia, Guyana, El Salvador and Venezuela. It is also known that income and wealth are far more unequally distributed in Latin America than in most other developing book provides a much-needed assessment of how poverty, inequality, and social indicators have fared in several Latin American countries over the past : Nora Lustig.

      3 asdf BULLETIN ON THEer adication of poverty World poverty and hunger fact sheet Background • billion people live on less than $1 a day, the absolute poverty level.1 • 24, persons die. Poverty, the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material y is said to exist when people lack the means to satisfy their basic needs. In this context, the identification of poor people first requires a determination of what constitutes basic needs. These may be defined as narrowly as “those necessary for survival” or as broadly as.


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Poverty and income distribution in Latin America Download PDF EPUB FB2

This report presents the findings of a regional study on poverty and income distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The study was undertaken because of the significance of these issues and the paucity of statistical information on recent trends in the region. Poverty and Income Distribution in Latin America: The Story of the s (World Bank Technical Paper) by George Psacharopoulos (Author), Samuel Morley (Author), Ariel Fiszbein (Author), Haeduck Lee (Author), Bill Wood (Author) & 2 moreAuthor: Myilibrary.

Income distribution in Latin America and the implications for the alleviation of poverty are the focus of this study. The authors argue that economic reforms have contributed to the increase in inequality, and that the economic crises of the s - were not the sole factor in this trend.

Income distribution is a subject of interest to all. It recently gained renewed attention with the research that Thomas Piketty published in the book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Although data limitations restricted Piketty's work to a group of developed countries, the debate on the issue gained prominence worldwide, including in Latin America.

The extent of poverty in Latin America (English) Abstract. This work originated in a research project for the measurement and analysis of income distribution in the Latin American countries, undertaken jointly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the World by: The dataset on Income Distribution in Latin America was developed in the context of The New Policy Model, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Evidence from the Last Decade and Prospects for the IDLA database compiles published statistical information useful for the analysis of income distribution in the Latin America region over the last two decades, a period marked by.

Although income inequality has fallen in recent years, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. In the richest 10% of people in Latin America had amassed 71% of the region’s wealth. If this trend continues, according to Oxfam’s calculations, in just six years’ time the richest 1% in the region will have accumulated.

The Microeconomics of Income Distribution Dynamics in East Asia and Latin America and the process of poverty reduction requires understanding not only how total income grows but also how its distribution behaves over time. This book is a major new contribution to that process. In attempting to disentangle the forces that influence.

estimates. Poverty lines and incomes are expressed in US$ PPP per day. PPP = purchasing power parity. Nonetheless, while economic growth alone may not be sufficient to lift the chronic poor out of poverty, some policies could.

This book studies chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. Poverty and income distribution in Latin America: the story of the s (English) Abstract. This report presents the findings of a regional study on poverty and income distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The study was undertaken because of the significance of these issues and the paucity of statistical information on recent trends Cited by: This book explores the main features of the New Economic Model in Latin America and, through analysis of the reform process and case studies, examines its impact on income distribution and poverty.

Show all. This report presents an update of poverty and income distribution statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean and examines the trends in these statistics during the s. The document also provides a series of nonmonetary social indicators to help complete the profile of living conditions in the region.

Latin America has historically exhibited a high degree of income inequality relative to. sample, the income tax and cash transfer systems of argentina and Brazil are the most redistributive.

Peru has the least redis-tributive system. although governments have become more redistributive in latin america, the extent of inequality and poverty reduction attained through taxes and transfers is still far lower than what is observed in.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, maps ; 21 cm: Contents: Contents: Stephan Klasen/Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann D.: Introduction - Veronica Amarante: Growth and Inequality in Latin America - Rosa Fontes/Elydia Silva/Luiz F. Alves/Geraldo E.S. Junior: Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Some Empirical Evidence from Minas Gerais State, Brazil.

methods can dramatically alter the poverty rate in Latin America—raising measured poverty rates from 13 percent of the region to 66 percent. In the process, million people go from being counted as non-poor to poor (Székely, et al, ).

The same researchers describe how differences in assumptions led one set of researchers to findFile Size: 87KB. Based on income/expenditure measures of poverty, the prevalence of poverty is highest in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Figure 1: Distribution of poor people across global regions Source: Development Initiatives based on Global Monitoring Report figures Latin America, Eastern Europe and Central Asia have the least prevalence rates, and asFile Size: KB.

POVERTY AND INEQUALITY IN LATIN AMERICA: SOME POLITICAL REFLECTIONS Guillermo O’Donnell “Not only is poverty widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean, it has increased during the past decade.

The unequal distribution of income is generally seen to be at the heart of poverty in the region—the bottom 20 percent of the population File Size: KB. Compared to worldwide averages, Latin America is among the poorest of the poor.

Most of its population lives in absolute poverty. Up to 70% of the population in South America lives in cities. Research has revealed the great variation in Latin America societies. Inup to 40% of all households in Latin America lived below the line of poverty.

Measures of income distribution. There are several ways to measure income distribution, all of them imperfect. To evaluate the evolution of inequality in Latin America, we decided to use two indicators: the income share of the top 10% income-earners of the population and the Gini coefficient. Between andLatin America has experienced a substantial reduction of poverty and extreme poverty.

The incidence of poverty declined from 44% to 28% of the population, and. Pánuco-Laguette H., Székely M. () Income Distribution and Poverty in Mexico. In: The New Economic Model in Latin America and its Impact on Income Distribution and Poverty.

Institute of Latin American Studies by:   Income inequality is falling in Latin America even as it rises elsewhere in the world, according to a World Bank study that encourages government intervention to .A fair amount is already known about the relationship between education and poverty in Latin America.

We know that the poor have lower levels of education and that income rises with educational level. In Latin America, 14% of adults 26 years and older cannot read or write at all.