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.



Women's participation in economic activity

The rate of women's participation in economic activity continues to accelerate rapidly. Their entry into the labour force on a broad scale has been a significant development, particularly striking in the case of women at the ages when the care of small children normally requires the most attention. This suggests that the demand for domestic services will continue to increase and points up the need for incorporating gender considerations into labour policy.


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