Poverty, inequality, and living standards during unorthodox adjustment: the case of Peru, 1985-1990

Paul W Glewwe, G. Hall

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Abstract

In this article we examine Peru, where structural adjustment was avoided between 1985 and 1990, to see both how the economy fared and, most important, whether the poor benefited from the government's policy decisions. In this article we evaluate the evolution of living standards over the period in which the alternative program was implemented. The discussion is limited to Lima, the capital city of Peru. The article is organized as follows. Section II provides an overview of Peru's economic policy and performance from 1980 to 1990, including changes in government spending on social programs. Section III presents results on the changes in consumption levels and living conditions in Lima over the same time period, using both the household survey data and data from other sources. The last section summarizes the findings and concludes the article. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-717
Number of pages29
JournalEconomic Development & Cultural Change
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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