Income, Deprivation, and Perceptions in Latin America and the Caribbean: New Evidence from the Gallup World Poll

Jan 2008
This paper is part of a large project on quality of life and deprivation in LAC commissioned by the IDB's Research Department (RES) that makes extensive use of the Gallup World Poll. This survey provides rich data on a wide range of issues in over 130 countries, 23 of them from LAC. This paper aims to provide evidence on the multiple dimensions of deprivation in LAC by exploiting this new dataset, combined with the national household surveys. The authors estimate levels and patterns of income, multidimensional non-monetary, and subjective deprivation for all countries in the region based on Gallup data, and compare the results with those from household surveys.