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Social Panorama of Latin America 1995

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The year's edition discusses the impact of recent economic trends on poverty, employment and income distribution; presents quantitative evidence on the high returns brought by investment in more and better education, not only for children, but their households. It also examines women's important contribution to the family income as a result of their growing participation in economic activities and discusses the emergence of new social policy proposals, analyzing the main reforms being implemented in the health, education and social security sectors.

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Educational and socio-economic implications of child and adolescent labour

Between 13 to 17 years of age, males who work complete 1 to 2 fewer years of education than those who do not work; among females the difference is generally from 0.5 to 1.5 years of schooling.

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