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Income and beyond : multidimensional poverty in six latin american countries (English)

This paper studies multidimensional poverty for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico andUruguay, for the period 1992–2006. The approach overcomes the limitations of the two traditional methods of poverty analysis in Latin America (income-based and unmet basic needs) by combining income with five other dimensions: school child attendance for children, education of the house holdhead, sanitation, water and shelter. ... See More +

Journal Article 108329 JUN 01, 2013

Battiston,Diego Ezequiel; Cruces,Guillermo A.; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Lugo,Maria Ana; Santos,Maria Emma Disclosed

Educational upgrading and returns to skills in Latin America : evidence from a supply-demand framework, 1990-2010 (English)

It has been argued that a factor behind the decline in income inequality in Latin America in the 2000s was the educational upgrading of its labor force. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5921 DEC 01, 2011

Gasparini, Leonardo; Galiani, Sebastian; Cruces, Guillermo; Acosta, Pablo Disclosed

Intra-generational mobility and repeated cross-sections : a three-country validation exercise (English)

This paper validates a recently proposed method to estimate intra-generational mobility through repeated cross-sectional surveys. The technique allows the creation of a "synthetic panel" -- done by predicting future or past household income using a set of simple modeling and error structure assumptions -- and thus permits the estimation of lower and upper bounds on directional mobility measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5916 DEC 01, 2011

Cruces, Guillermo; Lanjouw, Peter; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Perova, Elizaveta; Vakis, Renos; Viollaz, Mariana Disclosed

Los determinantes de los cambios en la desigualdad de ingresos en Argentina : Evidencia y temas pendientes (Spanish)

This paper reviews from a critical perspective the evolution of inequality in income distribution in Argentina from the mid-seventies until the mid-2000. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56939 JAN 01, 2009

Cruces, Guillermo; Gasparini, Leonardo Disclosed

Los programas sociales en Argentina hacia el Bicentenario : Visiones y perspectivas (Spanish)

The authors point out that the social protection system in Argentina is at a crucial juncture. During the twentieth century, social protection was structured according to formal employment, through the instruments of social restraint, long-standing and relatively high coverage in the Latin American context. ... See More +

Publication 62485 OCT 21, 2008

Cruces, Guillermo; Moreno, Juan Martin; Ringold, Dena; Rofman, Rafael Disclosed

Percepciones sobre los planes sociales en Argentina (Spanish)

This paper presents the methodology and exploratory analyses of the results of a study of public opinion conducted in Argentina between June and August 2007 aimed at knowing the opinion of the general population on social programs, understood as programs of income transfers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 43742 DEC 06, 2007

Cruces, Guillermo; Rovner, Helena; Schijman, Agustina Disclosed