SANTOS Maria Emma
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Poverty's spatial inequality in Argentina: 1980-1991 and 2001-2002
SANTOS, MARÍA EMMA
Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico
Conferencia; Conference on Spatial Inequality in Latin America; 2002
World Institute for Development Economic Research (WIDER)
In this paper we study the spatial distribution of poverty in urban Argentina. We analyze the statistics of two types of poverty measures: the unsatisfied basic needs measure (a type of direct poverty measure) and the Head Count Ratio (a type of income poverty measure). Statistics from both types of measures show a very unequal distribution of poverty across the country over the study period 1980-2002, being the northern areas the ones that show the highest level of poverty. Within the North, the rural areas are the most affected by poverty.