A Study of Urban Poverty in Five Communities Living in the City of Cali
Cuadernos de Economía, Vol. 26, No. 47, 2007
38 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2008
Date Written: June 24, 2008
This article analyses urban poverty from the perspective of social vulnerability in five communities living in the city of Cali ranked in socioeconomic strata 1, 2 and 3. The work involved combining surveys having structured and open questions and collecting verbal accounts. The empirical evidence revealed some risk situations in these households within the context of Colombia's economic recession from 1998 to 2004. The most frequently identified strategies were indebtedness, reducing household spending on food and clothing and incorporating other household remembers in seeking paid work.
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Keywords: social vulnerability, subjective poverty, cluster analysis
JEL Classification: D63, I38, J19
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