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Honduras Since the Coup: Economic and Social Outcomes

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  • Jake Johnston
  • Stephan Lefebvre

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This paper presents a broad overview of economic and social trends in Honduras since 2006, including the years following the military coup of June 2009. It finds that economic inequality in Honduras has increased dramatically since 2010, while poverty has worsened, unemployment has increased and underemployment has risen sharply, with many more workers receiving less than the minimum wage. While some of the decline was initially due to the global recession that began in 2008, much of it is a result of policy choices, including a decrease in social spending.

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  • Jake Johnston & Stephan Lefebvre, 2013. "Honduras Since the Coup: Economic and Social Outcomes," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2013-16, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
  • Handle: RePEc:epo:papers:2013-16
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    1. Guillermo Cruces & Gary S. Fields & David Jaume & Mariana Viollaz, 2015. "The growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Honduras country study," WIDER Working Paper Series 078, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    2. Guillermo Cruces & Gary S. Fields & David Jaume & Mariana Viollaz, 2015. "The growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Honduras country study," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2015-078, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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    Keywords

    honduras; poverty; employment; inequality;

    JEL classification:

    • F - International Economics
    • F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook

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