Constructing a Social Accounting Matrix with a Distributional Focus - the Case of Bolivia

Kiel Working Paper No. 1094

53 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2002

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Rainer Thiele

Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Daniel Piazolo

THM Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen

Date Written: January 2002

Abstract

This paper describes the construction of a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Bolivia for the year 1997. Three distinctive features render the SAM a useful starting point for distributional analyses. First, production in the agricultural and services sector is split up into formal and informal activities to account for the fact that poverty is largely confined to the latter. Second, factor and household accounts exhibit a high level of disaggregation, thus permitting the monitoring of the factorial and personal income distribution. Finally, the SAM contains a detailed system of accumulation balances which reveals the distribution of assets among household groups.

Keywords: SAM, Structural Adjustment Programs, Poverty, Income Distribution, Bolivia

JEL Classification: D57, O54

Suggested Citation

Thiele, Rainer and Piazolo, Daniel, Constructing a Social Accounting Matrix with a Distributional Focus - the Case of Bolivia (January 2002). Kiel Working Paper No. 1094. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=299160 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.299160

Rainer Thiele

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