Martha Tepepa has examined various Latin American job guarantee and cash transfer programs from a gender, environmental, and social policy perspective. Her research is based on extensive fieldwork conducted in popular neighborhoods in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Through a multidisciplinary approach she has examined the effects of social policy in the lives of people that inhabit irregular settlements with environmental and health hazards, and high rates of crime and unemployment. Her background in economics has allowed her to transform data obtained during extensive ethnographic fieldwork into a multidimensional poverty index.

She holds an M.A. in cultural anthropology from Columbia University, New York, and a Ph.D. in urban environmental studies from El Colegio de México, Mexico City.


Martha Tepepa
Martha Tepepa
Research Scholar
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson NY US 12504-5000
Phone: 845-758-7776
Fax: 845-758-1149
E-mail: [email protected]