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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Care policies: Situation and challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

This chapter examines certain policies and programmes on care in the region and makes proposals for social and fiscal covenants in this area and the conditions under which they could be achieved adopting equality as the guiding principle. It also looks at the challenges that remain for building integrated, more egalitarian care systems and links these challenges with the broader social protection and social security systems.

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