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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.

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The labour situation and job creation programmes

In recent years the labour situation in the region has undergone a series of changes. In several countries, labour regulations have been amended in an effort to make the labour market more flexible, with a view to enhancing national competitiveness and reducing unemployment. In addition, programmes have been devised to create jobs by building public works and to provide training and skills-upgrading for the unemployed.

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