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Social Panorama of Latin America 2001-2002

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This publication explores issues related to the Millennium Development Targets and discusses whether Latin American countries may achieve the objectives unanimously adopted by members states of the United Nations for 2015.The book examines the region's ability to meet the targets for reducing extreme poverty and ensuring universal access to primary education under conditions of gender equality. Moreover, it looks at Latin American countries' potential to absorb the growing supply of skilled human resources and deals with the issue of social capital in terms of its potential and the limitations of poverty reduction programmes. Numerous tables, figures, and boxes are included to help illustrate data.

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Social capital: The origins of this concept

The concept of social capital is not new. Right from the start, the social sciences have analysed some of its constituent elements, such as reciprocity and types of exchanges and solidarity, and have studied its contribution to such functions as social control and support from inside and outside the family.

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