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Social Panorama of Latin America 2002-2003

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The 2002-2003 edition of the Social panorama of Latin America explores issues related to many of the Millennium Development Goals. Three of the five chapters (on poverty, hunger and gender inequality) assess how likely it is that the countries of the region will succeed in meeting the targets in these areas agreed upon by the States Members of the United Nations for 2015.A chapter on social expenditure furnishes information on 18 Latin American countries and analyses trends in social spending over the last decade. The final chapter examines labour policy and singles out some interesting initiatives aimed at combating unemployment, poor job quality and underemployment.

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Summary

This year's edition of the Social panorama of Latin America devotes particular attention to the efforts being made to achieve the goals established by the States Members of the United Nations in the Millennium Declaration. The chapters on poverty, hunger and gender present a detailed review of the existing situation in the Latin American countries and an analysis of how likely they are to attain those goals by 2015.

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