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CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Unequal development and the absorption of labour. Latin America 1950-1980

Various studies carried outatCEPAL between 1950 and 1980, especially by Raúl Prebisch, have attempted to probe into the principal laetors influencing the absorption of labour in Latin America, with special emphasis on the rate of capital accumulation and economic growth, the type of technology used, the proportion of the labour force employed at low levels of productivity and, more recently, the consequences of the mechanisms of appropriation and utilization of the surplus which are an integral part of peripheral capitalism.

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