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Revista Ciência Agronômica

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PEREIRA, Benedito Dias et al. Poverty and income inequality among families in rural areas of Mato Grosso from 2004 to 2006. Rev. Ciênc. Agron. [online]. 2010, vol.41, n.4, pp.536-545. ISSN 1806-6690.

Investigates on income distribution inequality and poverty of families living in rural areas of Mato Grosso in 2004 and 2006, based on the microdata of PNAD (IBGE). In particular, the Gini coefficient was broken by source of income to identify the relative contribution of a particular source of income inequality in total income. Among the key findings, it appears that there is high inequality in the income distribution among households in Mato Grosso, that the agriculture income contributes to increasing inequality and that this income is one important and strategic variable for the economy of the state. The indicators also suggest that there was an increase in poverty among rural families of the state between 2004 and 2006.

Keywords : Growth of Economy; Agriculture Income; Share of Poor.

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