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Economic Growth, Equity and Human Development in Latin America

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  • José Antonio Ocampo
  • Juliana Vallejo
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    The relation between the economy and equity has shown marked contrasts in Latin America over the past two decades. Increases in public spending have been reflected in advances in education, health and access to basic utilities. In contrast, the region has experienced weak labor market performance and limited advances in social security. An intermediate situation has characterized poverty and income distribution, where there has been important progress during the first decade of the twenty-first century after almost a quarter century of unsatisfactory performance. This panorama can be described as a process of human development with precarious employment and economic insecurity. It indicates that Latin America has found it easier to respond to the challenge of human development than to the reduction of inequality and the expansion of ‘labor citizenship’.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Human Development and Capabilities.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 107-133

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jhudca:v:13:y:2012:i:1:p:107-133
    DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2011.637395
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