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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Martínez, Alberto, A Study of Urban Poverty in Five Communities Living in the City of Cali (June 24, 2008). Cuadernos de Economía, Vol. 26, No. 47, 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1150857

Alberto Martínez

National University of Colombia ( email )

Carrera 30 45-03
Bogota, None
Colombia

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