Wodon, Quentin and Velez, Eduardo (2001): Poverty and Inequality. Published in: Mexico: A Comprehensive Development Agenda for the New Era (September 2001): pp. 85-116.
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While there are different estimates of poverty in Mexico, there is general agreement that poverty is widespread, and that the reduction of poverty should be a key area of focus for the new Administration. Beyond lack of income, poverty is a complex and multidimensional phenomena which affects many areas of the life of the poor. As a result, a wide range of public policies have been implemented in Mexico, as elsewhere, to reduce poverty and improve the well-being of the population. This paper has two objectives. First, it briefly presents a framework that could be used by the new Administration to prepare a coherent strategy for poverty reduction. Second, it provides a synthesis of eight background chapters devoted to government programs, social protection, education, health, urban labor markets, rural development, indigenous peoples, and gender that all relate to poverty in Mexico.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Poverty and Inequality|
|Keywords:||Mexico; poverty; inequality|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H53 - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I32 - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
|Depositing User:||Quentin Wodon|
|Date Deposited:||26. May 2009 00:05|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 09:54|
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