Social Panorama of Latin America 1996

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In addition to dealing with core issues such as children and the family, this publication shows trends in the early 1990s in important facets of social development such as poverty, income distribution, employment, social expenditure, education and pay levels. The analysis is complemented by numerous statistical tables.



The persistent nature of open urban unemployment

The members of households in lower-income strata, young people, people with mid-range levels of education and women continue to be those that are hardest hit by unemployment. The concentration of open unemployment in these groups is intensified when urban unemployment rises sharply, which exacerbates ifs negative effect in terms of social equity.


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