Social Panorama of Latin America 2010

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The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has just published the report, The Social Panorama of Latin America 2010. Most of the report discussed the youth and child population and considers how differences created and consolidated during this stage of life entrench the intergenerational reproduction of poverty and inequality.

The main focus is on the life cycle and reproduction of unequal opportunities for sustainable mobility over an individual’s lifetime. This edition pinpoints gaps in educational attainment and learning during the formative years, highlighting the need for the state to play a more significant role and for public transfers to narrow these gaps.

The full text is available online.