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Title The Invisible Poor : a Portrait Of Rural Poverty In Argentina
Published World Bank 2010


Description 1 online resource (126)
Series World Bank Working Papers ; v. No. 183
World Bank working paper.
Contents Cover13; -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Abbreviations and Ackronyms -- Executive Summary -- The Nature of Rural Poverty in Argentina -- A Qualitative Study of Rural Poverty in Argentina -- Measuring Poverty and Welfare in Rural Poverty Analysis -- 1. Issues and Challenges for Rural Poverty in Argentina -- Introduction -- Demographic Trends -- Measuring Poverty -- A Poverty Profile for Rural Argentina13; -- The Need for Data: Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation of Rural Programs -- 2. A Qualitative Study of Rural Poverty in Argentina -- Introduction -- Methodology for Qualitative Survey -- Sociodemographic Characteristics -- Aspirations, Conflict, and Discrimination13; -- Extreme Poverty -- 3. Methodology for the Analysis of Rural Poverty in Argentina -- Introduction -- Past Rural Household Surveys in Argentina -- Rural Surveys in Other Countries of Latin America -- Choice of Welfare Measure: Options for Argentina -- Conclusions -- References -- Annexes -- Annex A. Poverty / UBN -- Access to Services -- Living / Housing -- Population Statistics -- Work Related -- Annex B. Contact Persons List for Field Activities and Focus Group Members -- Chaco Province -- Chaco province -- Jujuy Province -- Tucum225;n Province -- Mendoza Province -- Annex C. Pobreza Rural en Argentina Estudio Cualitativo (AbrilMayo 2007) -- Gu237;a de preguntas -- Table 1.1. Population in Argentina and its Regions, 1991 and 2001 -- Table 1.2. Farm Residents in the 1998 and 2002 Agricultural Censuses -- Table 1.3. Incidence of Poverty for Selected Provinces, 2003 -- Table 1.4. Maximum Level of Education Attained in Argentina (Percent)13; -- Table 1.5. School Attendance in Rural and Urban Argentina, 2001 (Percent)13; -- Table 2.1. Indicators for Sampled Rural Areas in Argentina -- Table 2.2. Summary of Social Issues based on Qualitative Households Survey (2007) -- Table 2.3. Summary of Focus Group Findings -- Table 2.4. Summary of Focus Groups -- Table 3.1. Values of the Inverse Engel Coefficient Used in Latin America13; -- Table A.1. Poverty According to Unsatisfied Basic Needs by Province (Percent)13; -- Table A.2. Poverty According to Unsatisfied Basic Needs by Education of Household Head (Percent)13; -- Table A.3. Poverty According to Unsatisfied Basic Needs by Age of Household Head (Percent)13; -- Table A.4. Poverty According to Unsatisfied Basic Needs by Size of Household (Percent)13; -- Table A.5. Unsatisfied Basic Needs Indicators (Percent)13; -- Table A.6. Access to Public Services (Percent) -- Table A.7. Access to Water (Percent) -- Table A.8. Source of Water for Drinking and Cooking (Percent) -- Table A.9. Health Insurance (Percent) -- Table A.10. Type of Housing (Percent) -- Table A.11. Quality of Material of Housing (Percent) -- Table A.12. Rooms Per Person (Percent) -- Table A.13. Contractual Housing Situation (Percent) -- Table A.14. Sanitation (Percent) -- Table A.15. Possession of Assets (Percent) -- Table A.16. Kitchen (Percent) -- Table A.17. Possession of Refrigerator (Percent) -- Table A.18. Primary Fuel Used for Cooking (Percent) -- Table A.19. Possession of Washing Machine (Percent) -- Table A.20. PC and Internet Connection (Percent) -- Table A.21. Phone Access (Percent) -- Table A.22. Population Distribution, 1991 and 2001 -- Table A.23. Household Number and Size -- Table A.24. Literacy Rate)
Summary The work grows out of discussions with counterparts at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Food (SAGPyA) and INDEC. Recognizing the dearth of information on rural areas, the World Bank team agreed to review knowledge on rural poverty and provide guidance on future data collection efforts. A primary objective of this study is to raise the profile of the rural poor in Argentina. Largely because of data limitations, in particular the EPH's lack of coverage in rural areas, profound gaps exist in the understanding of rural poverty in Argentina. As a result, the rural poor have sometimes been neglected in policy discussions. As a first step in highlighting the situation of the rural poor, this report takes stock of existing research, exploits previously untapped information from the 2001 Population Census, and presents findings from a new qualitative study on the subject. For the future, it is crucial that the EPH be expanded to full national coverage. Roughly 38 percent of the country's population, consisting of four million rural residents and another 12 million who live in smaller urban areas, lie outside the current reach of the survey. An expanded EPH would be valuable both for better evaluating existing programs and for helping the government design new programs and policies. Recognizing the challenges that expansion of the EPH would bring, the final chapter of this report explores the key technical issues involved. As the Government of Argentina moves forward with its consideration of how to best improve data on rural issues and address rural poverty, the World Bank stands ready to assist in supporting the next steps. This report is offered in the hope that will stimulate dialogue and interest in addressing the nation's invisible poor
Notes English
Subject Poverty -- Research -- Argentina
Poor -- Research -- Argentina
Economic history.
Poor -- Research.
Poverty -- Research.
Social conditions.
Argentina -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Argentina -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Form Electronic book
Author Verner, Dorte.
ISBN 9780821382097