Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Measuring Within-Country Inequalities for Selected Indicators for South America using IPUMS-International Data (1990-2010)

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to determine if achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for a country has an impact on the geographical disparities, for some selected indicators, within the country. IPUMS-I data provide variables comparable between countries (while the sources traditionally used by the United Nations are not) and allow examining differences for lower levels of geography and between urban and rural settings. We measure indicators related to education, gender equality, and maternal health. For all of them, we will be primarily interested in disparities by gender across geographical units. Furthermore, we will track changes for these indicators for all censuses available since the 1990's round. Finally, we explore demographic factors related to higher disparities for these indicators.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2014
EventVI Congress of the Latin American Population Association - Peru, Lima
Duration: Aug 12 2014Aug 15 2014

Conference

ConferenceVI Congress of the Latin American Population Association
CityLima
Period8/12/148/15/14

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