Nº 24 (June, 2005). Francisco Haimovich & Hernán Winkler.
“Pobreza rural y urbana en Argentina: un análisis de descomposiciones”.
Several indicators point out that the severity of rural poverty in Argentina is greater than that of urban areas. Using the ISCA (2002) surveys, we investigate the causes of the urban-rural gap applying decomposition techniques. Using these techniques, we try to quantify, first, the contribution of the different determinants of labor incomes to the poverty gap. Second, we study the causes of the urban-rural gap in terms of an alternative indicator of poverty: hunger. One of the main findings is that the different educational structures of both areas would explain a substantial part of both the poverty and hunger gap.