Marchionni, Mariana and Gluzmann, Pablo (2010): Distributional Incidence of Social, Infrastructure, and Telecommunication Services in Latin America. Published in: Documento de Trabajo - CEDLAS , Vol. 97, (April 2010): pp. 1-57.
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This paper performs a distributional incidence analysis to study the patterns describing access to, and expenditures on, basic services (education, health, public transport, water, electricity, gas and telecommunications) in Latin American countries. We find that household expenditures on these services are pro-rich distributed, mainly because poorest households face limited access to services. Also, services with the highest expenditure shares (education, health, and transport) are characterized by moderate to small Kakwani indices, while services with high Kakwani indices (telecommunication and gas) represent a small part of total household consumption, suggesting small distributional effects of potential reforms of services sectors.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Distributional Incidence of Social, Infrastructure, and Telecommunication Services in Latin America|
|English Title:||Distributional Incidence of Social, Infrastructure, and Telecommunication Services in Latin America|
|Keywords:||Distributional Incidence, Social Services, Infrastructure, Telecommunication, Services, Latin America|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare|
|Depositing User:||Pablo Gluzmann|
|Date Deposited:||30. Nov 2012 17:40|
|Last Modified:||28. Feb 2013 19:11|
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