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PLB Fall 2011 - Web Companion

This web companion contains downloable and interactive graphs produced by the Poverty, Gender and Equity team and presented in the Poverty and Labor Brief from the Fall of 2011, entitled "On the Edge of Uncertainty: Poverty Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean during the Great Recession and Beyond". Among other things readers will find figures from complementary poverty measures, such as FGT 1 and FGT2, as well as the values of specific countries. The numbers presented in this brief are based on a regional microdata harmonization (called Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean) to increase cross-country comparability of selected variables from the official household surveys.
Figure 1:
Growth and Poverty Reduction

Figure 2:
Change Poverty and Growth

Figure 3:
Growth by Region

Figure 4:
Poverty Level by Region

Figure 5:
Change Poverty by Rural

Figure 6:
Shorrocks Kolenikov Decomposition

Figure 7:
Poverty Rate

Figure 8:
Datt Ravallion Decomposition

Figure 9:
Fournier Decomposition

Figure 10:
Fournier Decomposition Gender

Figure 11:
Gender Poverty by Age Group

Figure 12:
Labor Income Share

Figure 13:
Poverty Scenarios

Figure 14:
Labor Income Poverty Index (LIPI)


The use of the data presented here are governed by the Terms of Use for World Bank Data. Please cite this information as:
World Bank (2011) On the Edge of Uncertainty: Poverty Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean during the Great Recession and Beyond (web companion). Poverty and Labor Brief n.3. Washington DC. World Bank, December.
Often the indicators constructed through this process are different from the official statistics, reported by Governments and National Offices of Statistics. Such differences should not be interpreted in any way as an indicator of methodological superiority since both numbers depart from different, yet equally important and valid, objectives: regional comparability and best possible national representation. The welfare aggregate used in this study are income based. The views and interpretations expressed here are the sole responsibility of the authors and should not be attributed to the World Bank, the Board of Executive Directors or the countries which they represent.

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