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.



Achievements with respect to children and social equity

In the first half of the 1990s, only one third of the countries of the region managed to make progress in each of three areas that are crucial to child development: nutrition, basic sanitary conditions and educational performance. However, more than half of the countries recorded varying degrees of progress in some of these indicators.


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