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Social Panorama of Latin America 2006

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In the last four years, Latin America has turned in its best performance in twenty-five years in economic and social terms. Progress with poverty reduction, falling unemployment, improving income distribution in several countries and a strong upswing in numbers of jobs are the main factors underlying the positive trend in a number of the region's countries. The first two chapters of in this report look at the way the main social indicators have behaved in the last few years. The following two chapters address matters that, for different reasons, have come to figure prominently on government agendas.

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The Social Panorama of Latin America, 2006 analyses the progress made in reducing poverty and unemployment, improving income distribution in several countries and accelerating job creation, which are the main factors underlying the positive trend seen in a number of countries in the region. In the last four years (2003–2006), the region has turned in its best economic and social performance of the past 25 years.

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