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Social Exclusion in Latin America: Introduction and Overview

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  • Jere R. Behrman
  • Alejandro Gaviria
  • Miguel Székely

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This paper presents the results of an Inter-American Development Bank Research Network project on Social Exclusion in Latin American and the Caribbean.  The object of this project is to document and analyze the extent and consequences of some specific types of social exclusion in Latin America. The project has concentrated on some particular forms of exclusion that are important for the determination of incomeand thus poverty and income inequalityand that are relatively amenable to quantitative analysis. The purposes of the project are also to shed some light on the mechanisms of social exclusion, and to provide some guidance for policies aimed at addressing them.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 3141.

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Date of creation: Mar 2002
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Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:3141

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  1. Patricia Justino & Arnab Acharya, 2003. "Inequality in Latin America: Processes and Inputs," PRUS Working Papers 22, Poverty Research Unit at Sussex, University of Sussex.
  2. Katja Kaufmann, 2008. "Understanding the Income Gradient in College Attendance in Mexico: The Role of Heterogeneity in Expected Returns to College," Discussion Papers 07-040, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

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