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.



Changes in income disparities

The income differentials between men and women decreasing slightly during the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s. Neverthless, women's wages are still between 20% and 40% lower than those of men. In several countries, pay differentials based on sex narrowed significantly, reflecting increased access by women to higher education.


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