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Determinantes de la Pobreza y Vulnerabilidad Social en República Dominicana. 2000-2012

Ramírez, Nerys F. (2013): Determinantes de la Pobreza y Vulnerabilidad Social en República Dominicana. 2000-2012. Published in:

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The paper examines the macro and microeconomic determinants of monetary poverty in the Dominican Republic for the period 2000-2006, using the National Labor Force Survey (ENFT) and the official monetary poverty methodology as the main inputs. Macroeconomic determinants are analyzed from the effect of household income growth, inflation and inequality, which show evidence for pro-poor growth and a positive effect of reducing inequality, despite persisting levels of Poverty rates higher than those observed before the 2003 crisis, partly as a result of the deterioration of real per capita household income (inflation) around the crisis. The microeconomic determinants are analyzed from the profiles of monetary poverty that allow to decompose the changes in the incidence within and between population groups and show evidence in favor of the multidimensionality of poverty (Alkire-Foster) and its explanatory variables. These variables are used in a probabilistic model (Probit) that shows that the greatest marginal effects on the probabilities of being poor are derived from the conditions of the head of the household, especially those related to the labor market.

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