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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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Women's labour force participation and contribution to family income

In households in which both spouses are gainfully employed, the woman brings in approximately 30% of household income. This significant and increasing contribution is critical in raising many households above the poverty line and in alleviating want in some of the poorest households. The percentage is, of course, much higher for households headed by a woman.

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