Publication: Poverty in Mexico : An Assessment of Conditions, Trends and Government Strategy
In 2002, half of Mexico's population lived in poverty and one fifth in extreme poverty, slightly lower than before the 1994-1995 crisis. Mexico has made major progress in some poverty dimensions -health, nutrition and education outcomes, access to basic health and education services, electricity, water and (to a lesser extent) sanitation. Large increases in government spending enabled key social programs to expand. Programs also became more pro-poor, with new demand-side measures using cash transfers as incentives for poor households to send their children to school and attend health clinics.
“Walton, Michael; Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys. 2005. Poverty in Mexico : An Assessment of Conditions, Trends and Government Strategy. en breve; No. 61. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/8f8e694c-a2b2-5360-ba5c-fb8cf8f8afa0 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”