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CASAS HERRERA, Julián Augusto  and  MUNOZ CONDE, Manuel. An alternative proposal for the existing indigence and poverty lines in Colombia. Cuad. Econ. [online]. 2017, vol.36, n.spe72, pp.179-205. ISSN 0121-4772.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/cuad.econ.v36n72.65875.

According to DANE, poverty in Colombia has significantly declined over recent years. This is a controversial revelation as the economic conditions of society do not reflect the statement. Based on the differences established between the two methodologies used to measure poverty -the old methodology (AM) and the new methodology (NM)- this paper establishes new lines of indigence and poverty for the period 2002-2015; these demonstrate that the official numbers discounted approximately seven million poor in 2015.

JEL: B49, D13, D69, E20, N00.

Keywords : Poverty line; methodologies; Orshansky’s coefficient.

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