Social Panorama of Latin America 1994

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This third edition of the Social Panorama of Latin America is an expression of the ECLAC secretariat's continuing effort to incorporate the social dimension into the Commission's annual appraisals of regional development. The analysis presented in this edition emphasizes core issues concerning children and the family, as a result of the secretariat's joint activities with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in order to provide up-to-date information on opportunities for access to well-being from childhood onwards.



Growth, income distribution and poverty

Economic growth, the slowdown in inflation and the increase in employment, average pay rates and, in some cases, the minimum wage had varying impacts, in different countries on household income in the lower strata, especially among the poorest 40% of households. Nevertheless, with the exception of Uruguay, none of the countries witnessed significant improvements in that stratum's share of income distribution.


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