- PEP in the World
A new volume has recently been published based on PEP-supported research in Latin America, exploring poverty dynamics in five different countries - Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru - while emphasizing a comparative point of view.
From 2003 and up to the 2008-2009 international crisis, Latin America experienced six years of high and sustained economic growth, which had a positive impact on social and labor market indicators, essentially through the creation of jobs, the reduction of unemployment and a slight recovery of average wages. All of this resulted in a reduction in poverty and, in particular, in extreme poverty rates.
In this context, the study here specifically analyzes the extent to which countries with different levels of poverty incidences differ in terms of the intensity of poverty exits and entries, identify the relative importance of events associated with poverty transitions and examines the ways in which these events affect households with different charateristics.
This dynamic analysis is useful for policy recommendations to overcome high poverty levels in the region, both by reducing the probability of falling into poverty and increasing the chances of moving out of poverty.
The authors - Luis Beccaria, Roxanna Maurizio, Ana Laura Fernandez, Ana Paula Monsalvo and Mariana Alvarez - are all members of the former PEP research team PMMA-11308, from la Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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