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Measuring levels of living in Latin America : an overview of main problems



This paper is limited to a discussion of a few salient problems concerning the measurement of levels of living and poverty with particular reference to Latin American concerns, practices and experience. Both conceptual and data problems in the measurement of levels of living and of poverty will be illustrated with quantitative evidence from the data base accumulated by the Joint ECLA - World Bank project on the measurement and analysis on income distribution...

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