Poverty Dynamics and Food Policy Programs: Help to Solve Chronic Poverty
19 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2019
Date Written: October 2010
This study analyzes poverty dynamics in Nicaragua between 1998 and 2001. It goes further, in simulating an iron supplement program to test if reduction in poverty, vulnerability and undernourishment is signiﬁcant. The ﬁndings support the argument that targeted food policies to remove chronic poverty are very eﬀective. The method is illustrated using the raw data from EMV 1998 and EMV 2001 (Encuesta de Hogares sobre Medicin del Nivel de Vida, a rotating panel data).
Keywords: Poverty, Undernutrition, Vulnerability, Poverty Reduction Policy, Treatment Eﬀects Model, Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Model, Nicaragua
JEL Classification: C15, C21, I32
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