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.



Recent trends in male and female employment in urban areas

The job market remains highly segregated, and women are still employed in a small number of occupations identified as typically female. While the number of female professionals and technicians has increased significantly, 4 out of every 10 women work in the informal sector, and only a small percentage are able to obtain better-paid jobs.


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