Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/57318
Authors: 
Cardozo, Adriana
Grosse, Melanie
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion papers, Ibero America Institute for Economic Research 192
Abstract: 
In this paper, we analyze how the distribution of selected non-income welfare indicators changed between 1997 and 2003 in Colombia. We use multidimensional pro-poor growth measurement techniques and create indices for assets, health, education, and subjective welfare using two alternative weighing techniques: polychoric principal components and normatively selected weights. Results show that while income and expenditures fluctuated according to economic growth, reflecting the effects of the 1999 economic crisis, non-income indicators had minor changes. While income and expenditures decreased for all income percentiles, and relatively more for the richest, the non-income dimensions stagnated and remained in 2003 as unequally distributed as in 1997.
Subjects: 
Pro-Poor Growth
Inequality
Welfare Measurement
Multidimensionality of Poverty
Latin America
Colombia
JEL: 
D30
I30
O10
O12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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