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.



Toward fulfilment of the targets in terms of poverty reduction

Although the reduction of extreme poverty by half by the year 2015 continues to be feasible for Latin America, the more modest expectations regarding the economic growth that can be attained during the period give rise to restrictions and doubts in this respect. It is therefore increasingly important to formulate policies which will strengthen the growth capacity but at the same time permit the progressive redistribution of resources so as to give preference to the aim of raising the standards of living of the most deprived sectors.


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