Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/189578
Authors: 
Gasparini, Leonardo
Cicowiez, Martín
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Documento de Trabajo 23
Abstract: 
This paper assesses the likelihood of meeting the Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015 in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. We simulate the poverty impact of changes in growth rates and redistributive policies, and trace the poverty consequences of various alternative economic scenarios using microeconometric decompositions. Sustainable and vigorous productivity growth seems to be a necessary condition to meet the poverty MDG by 2015 in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The required growth rate could be significantly lower if some modest well-targeted redistribution could be performed. In contrast to its neighbors, Chile has already achieved the poverty MDG.
Subjects: 
MDG
poverty
Argentina
Chile
Paraguay
Uruguay
JEL: 
D3
I32
O54
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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