Cuadernos de Economía

ISSN : 0210-0266

Pobreza y uso de crédito en los hogares rurales de México

  • Jorge Mora-Rivera,Edwin van Gameren,y Fernando García-Mora ,


In this paper we use data from the CONEVAL Rural Households Survey 2013 to estimate the impact of using a credit on multidimensional poverty of rural households. Applying treatment and multitreatment techniques, the results of this research show that the use of a credit reduces the probability of being poor. However, when implementing the multitreatment methodology, no differentiated impacts on poverty reduction by the type of credit used are identified. Overall, these findings allow us to suggest policy measures aimed at encouraging the inclusion in the financial system of households with greater social vulnerability and thereby reducing the poverty levels that an important segment of Mexican rural households suffers from.