The Dynamics of Poverty and its Determinants: The Case of the Northeast of Brazil and its States

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Fiess, Norbert M.
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Verner, Dorte
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2013-08-06T19:02:34Z
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2013-08-06T19:02:34Z
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2004-04
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2021-04-23T14:03:20Z
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In the northeast region of Brazil, the poverty picture of the past two decades reveals large fluctuations in the poverty level, and poverty depth. Findings based on the Brazilian annual household survey (Pesquisa Nacional de Amostra Domiciliar, PNAD) datasets from 1981-99 reveal that individual characteristics such as education, experience, and labor market association of the household head are important correlates of poverty. Taking these into account, data reveal that a Nordestino (northeasterner) is 24 percentage points more likely to fall below the indigent poverty line than other Brazilians. Analyses also reveal large differences in poverty levels by education, and these differences have increased over time. The authors observe that the probability of being poor is decreasing with increasing educational attainment. The gender of the household head does not matter for poverty, according to the poverty profile. But when the authors control for education and other individual characteristics, female-headed households have a much larger likelihood of being poor than male-headed households. Household size also matters for poverty. Larger households are more likely to experience poverty than smaller households, and the effect is concave. Moreover, households with children under age 5 appear more likely to fall below the poverty line, than families with no children below age 5. The presence of old-aged people (above 65 years) in the household is an important factor contributing to poverty reduction.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2004/04/3179883/dynamics-poverty-determinants-case-northeast-brazil-states
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/14833
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, D.C.
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Policy Research Working Paper;No.3259
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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POVERTY INCIDENCE
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ABSOLUTE POVERTY
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CASE STUDY
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POVERTY DEPTH
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POVERTY LINE
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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EDUCATIONAL LEVEL
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SKILLS
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LABOR MARKET NEXUS
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HOUSEHOLD STRUCTURE
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FEMALE HEADED HOUSEHOLDS
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EDUCATIONAL ACCREDITATION
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POOR CHILDREN
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OLD AGE
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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ABSOLUTE INEQUALITY
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ABSOLUTE POVERTY
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ACCESS TO SERVICES
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AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
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AVAILABLE DATA
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AVERAGE INCOME
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CHILD LABOR
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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CURRENCY UNIT
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DATA SET
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DATA SETS
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DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
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ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC RECESSION
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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EQUAL SOCIETIES
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EXCHANGE RATE
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FEMALE-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS
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FOOD BASKET
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FOOD EXPENDITURES
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GINI COEFFICIENT
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GROWTH RATE
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HEADCOUNT INDEX
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HEADCOUNT POVERTY
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HEADCOUNT RATIO
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HIGH GROWTH
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HIGH INFLATION
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HIGH POVERTY
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HOUSEHOLD HEAD
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HOUSEHOLD POVERTY
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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INCOME
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INCOME INEQUALITY
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INCOME LEVEL
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INCOME POVERTY
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INCREASED INVESTMENT
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INDIVIDUAL INCOME
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INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
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INEQUALITY
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INEQUALITY MEASURES
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INFLATION RATE
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LABOR FORCE
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LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION
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LABOR MARKETS
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MACROECONOMIC INSTABILITY
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MACROECONOMIC STABILITY
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MACROECONOMIC STABILIZATION
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MEAN INCOMES
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MINIMUM WAGE
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NATIONAL AVERAGE
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NATIONAL LEVEL
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NEGATIVE EFFECT
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OLD AGE
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OVERVALUED EXCHANGE
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PENSION SYSTEM
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PER-CAPITA INCOME
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POLICY RESEARCH
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POOR
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POOR POPULATION
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POVERTY GAP
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POVERTY HEADCOUNT
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POVERTY INDEX
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POVERTY LINE
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POVERTY MEASURES
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POVERTY OUTCOMES
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POVERTY PROFILE
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POVERTY RATE
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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PRIMARY EDUCATION
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PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
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PUBLIC POLICIES
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PUBLIC SECTOR
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PUBLIC SERVICES
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REDUCING POVERTY
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL HOUSEHOLDS
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RURAL POVERTY
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SAMPLE SIZE
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SAVINGS
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SECTOR EMPLOYMENT
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SERVICE SECTOR
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SOCIAL INDICATORS
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SOCIAL SECURITY
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SQUARED POVERTY GAP
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STATE POLICIES
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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UNEQUAL DISTRIBUTION
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URBAN AREA
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URBAN AREAS
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WAGE DIFFERENTIALS
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WELFARE INDICATORS
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WELFARE MEASURE
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The Dynamics of Poverty and its Determinants: The Case of the Northeast of Brazil and its States
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2004/04/3179883/dynamics-poverty-determinants-case-northeast-brazil-states
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Social Protection and Labor
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Poverty
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-3259
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000012009_20040416153112
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3179883
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WPS3259
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2004/04/16/000012009_20040416153112/Rendered/PDF/WPS3259.pdf
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Latin America & Caribbean
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Brazil
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Social Protections and Labor :: Safety Nets and Transfers
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Poverty Reduction :: Achieving Shared Growth
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Environmental Economics and Policies
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Services and Transfers to Poor
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Health Economics and Finance
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Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Assessment
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Public Health Promotion
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
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Off of Sr VP Dev Econ/Chief Econ (DECVP)
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