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Risk-adjusted poverty in Argentina: measurement and determinants

By Guillermo Cruces and Quentin Wodon


Relying on a Constant Relative Risk Aversion utility function, we use panel data for Argentina to compute risk-adjusted income and poverty measures and to analyze their determinants. Taking risk into account increases poverty. The regression analysis suggests that many household characteristics are correlated not only with the average income of the household over time, but also with income variability

Topics: HB Economic Theory, HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Publisher: Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2003
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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