Poverty Lines in Latin America
Florian Wendelspiess Chávez Juárez
University of Geneva - Department of Economics
January 13, 2010
In this document I present some methods used to dene poverty lines. The purpose of this paper is to give a general overview of existing methods, without going into technical details, to show what is used in Latin American countries and nally to illustrate some of the concepts presented in the paper with a real world example from Mexico. The importance of good data and its influence in the choice of the methods is pointed out.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: poverty, poverty lines, cost-of-basic needs, Latin America
JEL Classification: I32, P46working papers series
Date posted: March 15, 2012
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