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ISBN: 9789211219791

Publication Date: Jul 2018

Format: Paperback

Addresses the questions posed by the countries of the region in three major areas: income inequality between individuals and households and how these relate to labour market dynamics; the evolution of poverty and its determinants; and the effects of pension systems on equality.
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In this edition of Social Panorama of Latin America, ECLAC has addressed the questions posed by the countries of the region in three major areas: income inequality between individuals and households and how these relate to labour market dynamics; the evolution of poverty and its determinants; and the effects of pension systems on equality. The poverty analysis in this 2017 edition is based on a major update of the methodology used; this offers improved comparability between countries, which is an essential input for conducting an overall analysis of how poverty and its determinants have evolved. This effort has led to the creation of a new regional data series. The new statistical series using the national data will be made public by ECLAC in the first half of 2018 once the consultations with the respective countries have been concluded. In this edition, as well as continuing the analysis of the dimensions of social inequality given in previous years, Commission presents a new study of the demographic context and labour market inequalities, and how these relate to the coverage and quality of pension benefits.
Pages 192
Dimensions 254 x 203
Date Published 30 Jul 2018
Publisher United Nations Publications
Series Social Panorama of Latin America
Subject/s Labour economics   Welfare economics   Poverty & unemployment   Social discrimination   Pensions  
United Nations Publications is the official publisher for the UN and it produces over 400 titles each year. The range of subjects covered are as varied as the issues being tackled by the UN as it works for a better world for all. Since the first printing of the UN Charter, this publishing unit has been providing valued information to those in government, academia and business

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