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CEQ Working Paper No 26 (Spanish): El Impacto de los Impuestos y el Gasto Social en la Desigualdad y la Pobreza en El Salvador


El Impacto de los Impuestos y el Gasto Social en la Desigualdad y la Pobreza en El Salvador
Working Paper No. 26

A working document by:
Margarita Beneke
José Andrés Oliva
Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social, FUSADES
Nora Lustig
Tulane University

Abstracto
Desarrollamos un ejercicio de incidencia fiscal para estimar el efecto de los impuestos, el gasto social y los subsidios en la desigualdad y la pobreza en El Salvador, utilizando la metodología del proyecto “Compromiso por la Equidad”. Los impuestos son progresivos, pero dado su tamaño, el impacto es limitado. Las transferencias directas se concentran en hogares pobres pero su presupuesto es pequeño por lo que su incidencia es limitada; una porción significativa de los subsidios llegan a hogares en los deciles superiores de ingreso, por lo que, aunque su presupuesto es mayor, su impacto es pequeño. El componente que tiene el mayor efecto sobre la desigualdad es el gasto de educación y salud. Como resultado, la incidencia de la política fiscal es limitada y resulta pequeña al comparar con otros países con nivel similar de ingreso por habitante. En este sentido, hay espacio para mejorar con los recursos actuales.

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Updated June, 2015
El Impacto de los Impuestos y el Gasto Social en la Desigualdad y la Pobreza en El Salvador

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Stone Center for Latin American Studies to host 11th annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 11th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The deadline to apply for the workshop is January 15, 2019.

How will you get the data you need for your thesis or dissertation? Do you envision immersing yourself for months in the local culture, or tromping the hills and farms seeking respondents? Sorting through dusty archives? Observing musicians at work in the plaza? Downloading and crunching numbers on a computer? For any of these approaches: How might you get there, from here?

This workshop aims to help you approach your data collection and analysis for your thesis or dissertation topic, and to adapt and refine your topic to be more feasible. You will take your research project ideas to the next stop—whatever that may be, include raising travel grants. Learn to:

  • Plan more efficiently, feasible, and rewarding fieldwork
  • Prepare more compelling and persuasive grant proposals
  • Navigate choices of research methods and course offerings on campus
  • Become a better research and fieldwork team-member

Format
This is an engaged, hands-on, informal workshop. Everyone shares ideas and participates. We will explore and compare research approaches, share experiences and brainstorm alternatives. You will be encouraged to think differently about your topic, questions, and study sites as well as language preparation, budgets, and logistics. The participatory format is intended to spark constructive new thinking, strategies, and student networks to continue learning about (and conducting) field research.

Who is leading this?
Laura Murphy, PhD, faculty in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, and affiliate faculty to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Who is this for?
This workshop is targeted to Stone Center graduate students as well as graduate students from other programs (GOHB, CCC, humanities, sciences, and others) if space is available. The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who envision research with human subjects.

Sign up
Sign up as soon as you can! Apply by January 15, 2019, at the latest to confirm your stop. Send an email with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Department and Degree program
  • Year at Tulane
  • Prior experience in research, especially field research
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Include a 1-paragraphy statement of your current research interests and immediate plans/needs (i.e. organize summer field research)

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Not for credit.

For more information and/or to apply: Contact Laura Murphy or Jimmy Huck.