1997
DOI: 10.1086/452272
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Abstract: Poverty, and the Welfare 8razilian householdsare a r w_. . v s .~~~~~~~~~~~heterogenous group)that .of Children in Urban Brazil heteerthat defies stereotyprkg. While most are not poor, a large Ricardo Barros number of the poor, Louise Fox l es lly ch ldren, live in. Rosane Mendonca these households. The most effective antipoverty interention.is to focus on raising the Ifntme of the.

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“…6 Regressions are run with the help of the STATA 10 program. Heteroscedasticity is the econometric problem frequently encountered when cross-section data is being used in regression analysis.…”
Section: Regression Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…6 Regressions are run with the help of the STATA 10 program. Heteroscedasticity is the econometric problem frequently encountered when cross-section data is being used in regression analysis.…”
Section: Regression Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Several measures have been proposed in the literature to characterize inequality in the distribution of income or expenditure [5][6][7][8][9][10] and [11]. One of the inequality measures of interest is the one proposed by Fields [12] which makes it possible to evaluate the importance of the specific attributes of the household in the explanation of the level of inequality, where the amount explained by each factor is independent of the inequality measure used.…”
Section: Literature Reviewmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…More specifically, research has established an association between women, especially female heads of households, and poverty, high rates of involuntary unemployment, and lack of financial resources, including land (Barros, Fox, & Mendonca, 1997;Dreze & Srinivasan, 1997;Lipton & Ravillion, 1995;UNDP, 1995UNDP, , 1996World Bank, 1991). Another correlate of household welfare in the region is educational attainment.…”
Section: Individual Characteristics and Household Welfarementioning
confidence: 99%
“…Female headship does not necessarily increase economic vulnerability, as shown by studies of Brazil (Barros, Fox & Mendonca, 1993) and Jamaica (Louat, Grosh & van der Gaag, 1992).…”
Section: Supporting Households Headed By Womenmentioning
confidence: 95%