The assets of the poor in Peru

The document analyzes the possession and access to assets on the part of the poor in Peru. It is found that during the last ten years the average level of access to education increased while and inequality of access to this asset decreased. The access to other public services has also increased, though the inequality levels are still very high. The same happens with the access to credit and other assets that can serve as collateral. The econometric analysis shows a positive effect of the access to public assets on the profitability of private assets. It is also found that changes in assets tenure are not sufficient to explain transitions toward and outside poverty, thought they are crucial to explain the permanency in poverty or the permanency out of this state.

Other Titles:
Los activos de los pobres en el PerĂº
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Working or Discussion Paper
DOI and Other Identifiers:
9972-615-12-X (Other)
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JEL Codes:
I32; D31
Series Statement:
Documento de trabajo, Working Paper
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