Guatemala: A Transportation Strategy to Alleviate Poverty - Approach and Concept Paper
28 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2013
Date Written: January 26, 2013
This paper is the first of a trilogy of papers that examine the impact of road related work on poverty in Guatemala. In this paper, I describe the methodology and data used for undertaking this study. To analyze how roads may affect availability and cost of access to services, the study describes data from the Living Standards Measurement Survey (ENCOVI 2000, conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Guatemala) for Guatemala. This is a survey of 7,276 households and 481 communities. It goes on to describe possible methods that may be used for undertaking this analysis. This paper, along with the other two were used as inputs to the World Bank Guatemala Poverty Assessment.
Keywords: Roads, impact, Guatemala, poverty, Living standards measurement survey, Propensity score matching
JEL Classification: C1, C2, D6, H4
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