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Images of Poverty and Inequality in Peru and Argentina
Part I: Maps
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Data Source: Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas e Informática (INEI) La Pobreza en el Perú en 2001: Una ision departamental. Lima, p. 97
Unsatisfied Basic Needs Argentina, 2001 Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INDEC) “Mapa de Necesidades Básicas Insatisfechas 2001.” Aquí se Cuenta: Revista Informativa del Censo No. 7, September, p. 3.
Unsatisfied Basic Needs by Region Argentina, 2001 Northeast Northwest Cuyo Pampas Greater Buenos Aires Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INDEC) “Mapa de Necesidades Básicas Insatisfechas 2001.” Aquí se Cuenta: Revista Informativa del Censo No. 7, September, pp
Unsatisfied Basic Needs - Patagonia, Argentina, 2001 Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INDEC) “Mapa de Necesidades Básicas Insatisfechas 2001.” Aquí se Cuenta: Revista Informativa del Censo No. 7, September, p. 5.
Part II: Images of Poverty and Inequality
Adobe bricks at the ancient Inca ruins of Pachacámac. Many people in Perú build their houses out of materials similar to these today. All photos by Kate Carson.
An example of wattle and daub construction, a traditional building technique in Perú.
These two settlements are examples of what the Peruvian government calls “improvised housing.”
Looking down the main road into the town of Purmamarca, in the state of Jujuy, in Northwest Argentina. What percent of the population lives below the poverty line in this state? Below the indigence line? What percent of households have at least one unsatisfied basic need? Note that the house on the near left is built of adobe bricks.
A traditional village on the Uros islands, in Lake Titicaca, Perú. The houses on these islands, as well as the islands themselves, are made of the reeds that grow in the lake. What else do you notice about this picture?
The family that owns this vicuña lives near the ruins of Sillustani, in the southern highlands (sierra) of Perú. They charge tourists one sol to take a photo of the vicuña. How many pictures would they have to sell in a day to have an income above the poverty line? Above the indigence line? If they sell enough pictures to be above the poverty line, does that mean that they would not be classified as impoverished?
A fisherman gathering his nets near Paracas, Perú. Do you think he earns enough money to satisfy his basic needs?
The photo on the left is of a church in the Barranco district of Lima. Was the building below the church for this roadside settlement south of Lima?
The contrast of living conditions can be great in a country with high income inequality. The picture above is of a popular tourist hotel in Paracas, Perú. The photo to the right is of guano mining operations off the coast near Paracas.
Miraflores District in Lima Pisac in Cusco Department What percent of the people have at least one NBI in each of these places?
In the Pampas region of Argentina, incomes may differ greatly between the landowners and those who work the land. What do the data for Argentina say about poverty in this region? A view of Purmarca, Jujuy – one of the poorest areas in Argentina. How do poverty statistics in Jujuy compare to the Pampas?