Serie Documentos de Trabajo, Universidad del CEMA 598
Poverty is a problem of extreme seriousness in any society that limits and hinders the path to social progress. Much has been said about poverty, but the essential and inescapable point is that the real solution to the problem is to remove the factors that sustain it over time. And this is the only possible way that could help a country to embark on the path to social progress. An important point that should be taken into account has been pointed out by some authors who have argued that "clearer and more transparent definitions of poverty are essential prerequisites of any development policy that puts poverty reduction at its center". To clarify this objective we must refer to the characterization of the concept of poverty and to the analysis of different notions or qualifications that have been proposed in studies and reports.