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978-3-540-37649-1

Poverty and Inequality in the Era of Structural Reforms: The Case of Bolivia

Publish Date: 2006

ISBN: 978-3-540-37649-1

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Fueled by the ongoing debate about the distributive effects of the Washington Consensus, the dynamics of poverty and inequality have returned to the center of attention of academic scholars, policymakers, and the public at large. The main obstacles to analyzing this issue are incomplete income and consumption data in developing countries. Hence, the book presents a new dynamic cross-survey microsimulation methodology and applies it to generate the database for a detailed case study on Bolivia during the era of structural reforms.


Subject: Business and Economics, Developing Countries, Inequality, Latin America, Microsimulation Models, Poverty, Simulation, tructural Reforms