Structural Adjustment and Poverty in Bolivia

Date
Dec 1995
This document was prepared in the context of the Program for the "Improvement of Surveys and the Measurement of Living Conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean" (ISLC/MECOVI). Bolivia ranks among Latin America's so-called "early adjusters". While Bolivia's economic reforms, which began in 1985, have clearly brought economic stability and some structural change, they have failed so far to bring a major boost to the economy and export production. Using household survey data, this paper analyzes how and to what extent Bolivia's economic reforms, which began in 1985, have made an impact on living conditions of the Bolivian population between 1985 and 1995.