Poverty vulnerability: the role of poverty lines in the post pandemic era

Jaime Lara Lara*, Fabian Mendez-ramos

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This paper introduces the results of a novel methodology to estimate country-specific macro-poverty vulnerability. The new poverty vulnerability risk measure considers historical information, statistical significances, poverty lines, and forecasting horizons to proxy exposure to poverty. The application uses aggregated household data and macroeconomic information of 154 countries comprising 97% of the world population. Using the absolute poverty line of US$ 1.90, a COVID-19 pandemic counterfactual shows that, by 2021, the global expected number of people vulnerable to income impoverishment increased from 205 to 245 million people. Likewise, the poverty level rises from a baseline of 632 to a COVID-19 median counterfactual of 748 million people in 2021.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2690-2696
Number of pages7
JournalEconomics Bulletin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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