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 quality of jobs created

Between 1990 and 1994, the share of low-productivity sectors in total urban employment remained high and even showed a slight increase, despite the fact that employment grew at a rate in excess of 3% per annum. In view of this poor result in terms of the quality of jobs created during a period marked by a significant increase in the number of jobs, it may be assumed that the share of low-productivity jobs in overall employment probably remained constant or even expanded in 1996, given the fact that urban employment grew considerably more slowly in 1995 (by around 1.5%).


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