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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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Recent advances in poverty reduction

The region’s poverty and indigence rates fell yet again in 2011. While poverty rates remain high in a significant number of countries, the rate for the region as a whole is the lowest to be attained in the last 20 years.

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