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Title:Adverse geography and differences in welfare in Peru PDF Logo
Authors:Escobal, Javier
Torero, Máximo
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2003/73
Abstract:In Peru, a country with an astonishing variety of different ecological areas, with 84 different climate zones and landscapes, with rainforests, high mountain ranges and dry deserts, the geographical context may not be all that matters, but it could be very significant in explaining regional variations in income and poverty. The major question this paper tries to answer is: what role do geographic variables, both natural and manmade, play in explaining per capita expenditure differentials across regions within Peru? How have these influences changed over time, through what channels have they been transmitted, and has access to private and public assets compensated for the effects of an adverse geography?
Subjects:regional economics
spatial distribution
welfare
poverty
Peru
JEL:D91
R11
Q12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Discussion Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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