Aug 2006
Author(s): Székely, Miguel
Presentacion sobre el marco institucional de las políticas sociales en 18 países de América Latina que fué comisionada por la Red de Reducción de la Pobreza y Protección Social del Diálogo Regional…
Jun 2001
Author(s): Behrman, Jere R.; Gaviria, Alejandro; Székely, Miguel
High inequality has long been regarded as one of the main problems facing Latin American countries. To understand better the determinants of inequality and to help guide thinking about policy options…
Jun 2001
Author(s): Foster, James E.; Székely, Miguel
In this paper we propose the use of an alternative methodology to track low incomes based on Atkinson's (1970) family of "equally distributed equivalent income" functions, which are…
Jun 2001
Author(s): Székely, Miguel
This paper processes 76 household surveys from 17 Latin American countries to document changes in poverty and inequality during the 1990s. We show that there is no country in Latin America where…
Jan 2001
Author(s): Attanasio, Orazio P.; Székely, Miguel; Gray-Molina, George; Jiménez, Wilson; Pérez de Rada, Ernesto; Yáñez, Ernesto; Neri, Marcelo Côrtes; Amadeo, Edward Joaquim; Carvalho, Alexandre Pinto; Contreras, Dante; Larrañaga, Osvaldo; Leibovich, José; Núñez, Jairo; Trejos, Juan Diego; Montiel, Nancy; Escobal, Javier; Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime; Torero, Máximo
This book examines poverty as a structural problem caused by the way economic systems operate. It poses a simple question: Why do poor people earn less? Case studies in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,…
Dec 2000
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Lustig, Nora; Cumpa, Martin; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio
This paper tests the sensitivity of poverty indexes to the choice of adult equivalence scales, assumptions about the existence of economies of scale in consumption, methods for treating missing and…
Nov 2000
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Hilgert, Marianne
This paper presents microeconomic simulation techniques to examine what drives differences in inequality across countries. The simulation decomposes cross-country inequality differences into the…
Oct 2000
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Birdsall, Nancy; Behrman, Jere R.
This paper develops and applies a new approach to the estimation of the impact of economy-wide reforms on wage differentials, using a new high-quality data set on wage differentials by schooling…
Mar 1998
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Székely, Miguel
This paper shows that the factors affecting labor supply have been key determinants of the changes in employment, unemployment, and income differentials in Latin America in the 1990s. The two main…
Dec 1997
Author(s): Lustig, Nora; Székely, Miguel
Este trabajo fue preparado para el proyecto "Los determinantes de la pobreza en América Latina" patrocinado por el PNUD, el BID y la CEPAL. El trabajo presenta un perfil de la evolución…
Oct 1997
Author(s): Londoño, Juan Luis; Székely, Miguel
The objective of this work is to assess the changes in poverty and inequality that have taken place in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1970 to 1995, with special emphasis on the 1990s. The main…
Jun 1997
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Londoño, Juan Luis
El desarrollo de América Latina en las últimas décadas no ha sido equitativo. La región ha tenido el grado de desigualdad mas alto del mundo. Ello permea la opinión pública, los círculos…
Mar 1997
Author(s): Székely, Miguel
This work builds on previous research to develop a methodology that simplifies the identification of the best policy options for poverty alleviation in a given country. When a population can be…