Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2004-2005

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This year's edition of the Economic survey of Latin America and the Caribbean,the fifty-seventh in this series, is divided into two parts. The first analyses the main features of the regional economy, while the second examines the situation in the individual countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The full statistical appendix is published in electronic format for ease of data processing.



Employment problems and policies

The great economic and technological changes that have unfolded over the last few decades are having major repercussions on labour markets throughout the world. Factors such as technological changes that make productive processes more flexible, supported by increasingly mobile capital and technology and the adoption of new business strategies in response to changing circumstances, are tending to diversify and polarize occupational patterns. Economies everywhere, and specifically labour markets, are under pressure to adapt to this new structural setting.


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