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.



Social priorities in public expenditure

During the early 1990s, the proportion of public expenditure allocated social sectors expanded in 12 out of 15 countries of the region. The higher priority accorded to these sectors meant that social spending increased even in countries whose fiscal budget had been drastically cut.


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