An Asset-Based Approach to the Analysis of Poverty in Latin America
51 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2011
Date Written: October 1999
Poverty reduction remains one of the main challenges for Latin America at the end of the 20th century. Most of the countries in the region are classified as middle income by international standards, and yet they register poverty rates well above what would be expected given their GDP per capita. The reason for this "excess poverty" lies in the high inequality in the distribution of resources.
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