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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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Introduction

This chapter examines the potential benefits of timely investment in more and better education to the students themselves, to companies and to society at large. It also presents data on some of the high social, economic and opportunity costs of child and adolescent labour, beginning with the lower educational attainment of working children and young people.

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