How important were social and labour market policies in reducing poverty across different families in Argentina? A dynamic approach


  • Roxana Maurizio
  • Barbara Perrot
  • Soledad Villafañe


The article analyzes the factors associated with the reduction of poverty between 2003 and 2006 in Argentina. In particular, it examines the role of the labour market, monetary transfers, and demographic factors in poverty exits, taking into account the family composition of households. The data used comes from the Encuestas Permanentes de Hogares (EPH) [Permanent Household Survey]. Results indicate that labour market events are the most important factors associated with these transitions because they are more frequent and also because they have a more significant impact on family incomes. In addition, the results show that households with children and female household heads face greater difficulties to exit poverty than the rest of the households.