Mexico: Experiences with Pro-Poor Expenditure Policies

 
Author/Editor: Corbacho, Ana ; Schwartz, Gerd
 
Publication Date: January 01, 2002
 
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Summary: Against the background of Mexico's persistently high degree of inequality, this paper analyzes the country's experience with pro-poor policies over the last decade. A number of important government initiatives, implemented since the mid-1990s, have aimed at improving distributional equity through pro-poor expenditure programs, while at the same time seeking to increase the efficiency of public spending. This paper reviews these initiatives and outlines some additional policy options.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 02/12
Subject(s): Government expenditures | Mexico | Income distribution | Poverty

Author's Keyword(s): Mexico | Income distribution | government expenditure
 
English
Publication Date: January 01, 2002
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA0122002 Pages: 55
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