ERIC Number: ED113102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
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Real, Regulated and Relative Poverty in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.
Stoddard, Ellwyn R.
The essay explores the extent to which poverty exists among the residents of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. The sequence followed in this analysis is an initial clarification of some conceptual perspectives surrounding the problem followed by a survey of current economic conditions and growth potential for the Borderlands region. Following a brief overview of the salient factors associated with Borderlands poverty and those most closely associated with the economic activity of the region, the 3 dimensions of poverty in the Borderlands are outlined. These are: (1) "real" (or absolute) poverty, based upon arbitrary economic criteria; (2) "regulated" poverty, the differential rates of poverty existing among the dominant and minority segments of the Borderlands population; and (3)"relative" poverty which results from the use of varied, non-economic criteria for determining the degree of economic well-being. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States