Social Panorama of Latin America 2004

Author: United Nations: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211215267
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The 2004 edition of the Social Panorama of Latin America analyses the major demographic changes that have occurred in the region over the past few decades, examines the socioeconomic status of Latin American youth, looks at institutional and programmatic guidelines for youth policies and describes how household structures and family roles have changed. As in past years, recent trends in poverty and income distribution in the Latin American countries are also reviewed.

Social Panorama of Latin America 2005

Author: United Nations
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211215670
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The 2005 edition of the Social Panorama of Latin America analyses recent poverty trends and the increase in migrant remittances, together with their impact on the well-being of the region's population. The analysis seeks to explore the question as to whether the demographic transition taking place in the Latin American countries over the past 15 years has helped to narrow the long-standing gaps between different socio-economic groups' and areas' mortality and birth rates. Attention is also drawn to the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Caribbean countries and to the reversal of its skewed gender distribution, which has had a devastating impact on households and the community at large. Finally, this edition looks at major changes in the health sector. Publishing Agency: United Nations (UN).

Social Panorama of Latin America 2007

Author: United Nations: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211216547
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Latin America has extremely high levels of social and economic inequality as well as insufficient social expenditure despite registering the highest growth in per capita GDP since the 70s. This work provides the latest estimates for the countries of Latin America regarding poverty, residential segregation, impact of social expenditure on people's well-being and psycho-social divides. It also analyses internal migrations as well as health programmes for indigenous people and women.

Poverty Hunger and Food Security in Central America and Panama

Author: Ernesto Espíndola
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211215212
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Among the forms of deprivation affecting those living in a state of extreme poverty, the lack of access to food is the most serious problem and that which it is most urgent to eradicate. The questions that this document seeks to address are to what extent the objectives aimed at relieving hunger are being attained and the causes and particular consequences of this phenomenon in the Central American countries.

Stabilization Debt and Fiscal Policy in the Caribbean

Author: Ms. Ratna Sahay
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451905815
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Although Caribbean countries have been largely successful in bringing annual inflation down to single digits in recent years-regardless of their exchange rate regime-their growth rates have been disappointing and their public debt has risen rapidly. By 2003, 14 of 15 Caribbean countries ranked in the top 30 of the world''s highly indebted emerging market countries. Most of the increase in their public debt is accounted for by a deterioration in primary fiscal balances that has been largely due to a sharp increase in expenditures rather than a fall in revenues. With the countries of the region now increasingly facing unsustainable debt positions, innovative ways need to be found to raise their economic growth rates and generate fiscal savings to reverse the debt buildup, and to maintain or raise their current living standards.

Balance Preliminar de la Econom a de Am rica Latina Y El Caribe

Author: United Nations
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211213812
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This annual economic survey shows that, in 2002, the Latin American and Caribbean region recorded a half per cent decline in economic activity, leading to a fall in per capita gross domestic product below 1997 levels. The average regional growth rate was partly influenced by the performance of the South American economies, especially those of Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela. The regional unemployment rate reached an all-time high of 9.1 per cent, with a rise in poverty levels across the region to 7 million people.

Managing Development

Author: Junji Nakagawa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134225571
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Globalization in the 1990s provided both opportunities and challenges for developing and transition economies. Though for some, it offered the chance to achieve economic growth through active involvement in the integrated and liberalized world economy, it also increased their vulnerability to external shocks and volatility. As a consequence, stakeholders at every level of the development and transition process – international organizations, national governments and the private sector – had to review their strategies in order to adjust to the new world economic environment. As the Mexican peso crisis of 1994-1995 and the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 showed dramatically, the cost of maladjustment was not only very high but it also affected many more stakeholders than before, due to the contagious effects of crises. This revealing book analyzes the different methods employed to manage globalization and development. Bringing together an international team of contributors, including Barbara Stallings, Alicia Giron and J. C. Ferraz, it will prove to be a valuable resource for those involved in the fields of development economics and political economy.