Growth and Income Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from Household Surveys

37 Pages Posted: 24 May 2007

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Leonardo Gasparini

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Faculty of Economics

Federico Gutierrez

Vanderbilt University

Leopoldo Tornarolli

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Faculty of Economics

Abstract

This paper provides evidence on growth and income poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Results are obtained by processing microdata from household surveys of 18 LAC countries covering the 1990s and early 2000s. Over this period the LAC economies experienced heterogeneous patterns of growth and poverty changes. Most countries in the region had a rather meager performance in terms of poverty reduction. Episodes of positive, significant and unambiguously pro-poor income growth have been rare in Latin America.

Suggested Citation

Gasparini, Leonardo and Gutierrez, Federico and Tornarolli, Leopoldo, Growth and Income Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from Household Surveys. Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 209-245, June 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=988585 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4991.2007.00231.x

Leonardo Gasparini (Contact Author)

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Faculty of Economics ( email )

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Argentina

Federico Gutierrez

Vanderbilt University ( email )

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Leopoldo Tornarolli

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Faculty of Economics ( email )

1900 La Plata
Argentina

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