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Social Panorama of Latin America 2012

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This annual report examines the dynamics of paid employment in care activities in Latin American countries, as well as household expenditure on such work, and proposes normative criteria for public policymaking in this sphere. It also covers 1) poverty trends and determining factors in Latin America; 2) income distribution and social spending trends in the region; and 3) situation of disabled people in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

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Distribution inequality and perceptions

Figures through 2011 confirm the trend towards better income distribution. But the changes are slight, and Latin America is, in general, still a highly unequal region. Labour income inequality is directly related to job category.

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