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The poverty in Ecuador through index P of Amartya Sen: 2006-2014

Diego García-Vélez

Economía, 2015, vol. 40, issue 40, 91-115

Abstract: This research analyzes poverty in Ecuador in the period 2006-2014, through implementation of the poverty index (P) proposed by Amartya Sen (1976). The P Index assesses poverty by integrating in a composite index the incidence of poverty rate, the income gap and the Gini coefficient of the poor. This research shows that at national level, the incidence of poverty declined, aditionally poverty was less deep and inequality among the poor has no statistically significant variations; finally at the provincial level in the 22 provinces analyzed, improvement was evident in their poverty.

Keywords: The P index; inequality of the poor; poverty gap. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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