Poverty and Employment in Latin America: 1990-2005

CEPAL Review, No. 94, pp. 41-56, April 2008

16 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2008 Last revised: 1 Mar 2011

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Simone Cecchini

United Nations - Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Andras Uthoff

Independent

Date Written: August, 22 2008

Abstract

What factors led to the reduction of poverty in Latin America from 1990 onwards? This article looks into the key factors that have played a part in reducing poverty in the region, including, in particular, employment and remuneration for work. With data from household surveys, the authors discuss the ways in which changes in the working age population, in its participation in economic activity, in employment rates and in income from work and other sources affect the per capita incomes of families in the lowest deciles of income distribution and hence in poverty indicators.

Keywords: employment, labour market, family income, poverty, poverty reduction, measurement, data analysis, statistical data, household surveys, Latin America

JEL Classification: A1, C8, D1, D6, I3, J00

Suggested Citation

Cecchini, Simone and Uthoff, Andras, Poverty and Employment in Latin America: 1990-2005 (August, 22 2008). CEPAL Review, No. 94, pp. 41-56, April 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1247342

Simone Cecchini (Contact Author)

United Nations - Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) ( email )

Santiago
Chile

Andras Uthoff

Independent

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