Shared Prosperity and Poverty Eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean Cord, Louise Genoni, Maria Eugenia Rodriguez Castelan, Carlos
dc.contributor.editor Cord, Louise
dc.contributor.editor Genoni, Maria Eugenia
dc.contributor.editor Rodriguez Castelan, Carlos 2015-04-16T16:10:47Z 2015-04-16T16:10:47Z 2015-04
dc.description.abstract Over the last decade Latin America and the Caribbean region has achieved important progress towards the World Bank Group's goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting income growth of the bottom 40 percent, propelled by remarkable economic growth and falling income inequality. Despite this impressive performance, social progress has not been uniform over this period, and certain countries, subregions and even socioeconomic groups participated less in the growth process. As of today, more than 75 million people still live in extreme poverty in the region (using $2.50/day/capita), half of them in Brazil and Mexico, and extreme poverty rates top 40 percent in Guatemala and reach nearly 60 percent in Haiti. This means that extreme poverty is still an important issue in both low- and middle-income countries in the region. As growth wanes and progress in reducing the still high levels of inequality in the region slows, it will be more important than ever for governments to focus policies on inclusive growth. The book includes an overview that highlights progress towards the goals of poverty eradication and shared prosperity between 2003 and 2012, unpacks recent gains at the household level using an income-based asset model, and examines some of the policy levers used to affect social outcomes in the region. It draws on 13 country studies, eight of which are featured in this volume: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. The other case studies include: Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Honduras, which will be included in the web version of the book. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4648-0357-4
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.rights CC By 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject asset-based framework
dc.subject poverty measures
dc.subject Shared growth
dc.subject bottom 40 percent
dc.title Shared Prosperity and Poverty Eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean en
dc.type Book en
dc.type Livre fr
dc.type Libro es
dspace.entity.type Publication 2015-04-21
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-1-4648-0357-4 97881
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Latin America & Caribbean Argentina Brazil Colombia El Salvador Mexico Paraguay Peru Uruguay
okr.region.geographical Caribbean
okr.region.geographical Central America
okr.region.geographical Latin America
okr.region.geographical South America
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Development
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Growth
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Achieving Shared Growth
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Development Patterns and Poverty
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Equity and Development
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Pro-Poor Growth
okr.unit GPVDR - Poverty - GP
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