Poverty in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires

Authors: Ana Maria Liberali*, University of Buenos Aires
Topics: Social Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, South America
Keywords: Poverty, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Quality of Life
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM
Room: Bayside A, Sheraton, 4th Floor
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When diagnosed on the quality of life in Argentina, a series of indicators such as life expectancy, infant mortality, unsatisfied basic needs, consumption, per capita income, and some others, what place is intended to make such measurement. And in all cases, the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, presents the most positive values of the whole country. However, such studies are only averages, and although in percentage terms, it is the area where the best relative conditions are presented, in absolute numbers, it is the district that has the largest number of inhabitants living in poverty throughout the country. In addition, the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, with a population of around 14 million, out of the total of Argentina's 42 million, has witnessed an accelerated process of internal urbanization and border immigration, was not accompanied by planning policies that provided the population with basic services, which contributed to the increase of inequalities and the socioeconomic gap of the different population sectors. The objective of this study is to identify the areas with the greatest infrastructure deficiencies, including the road, which contribute to sharpen the differences, impede access to health, education and better job opportunities, and then present the results to the responsible institutions to respond to this problem.

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