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Social Panorama of Latin America 2013

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UN symbol.: LC/G.2580 ISBN: 9789212211190 222 p.; diagrs., grafs., tabls. Editorial: ECLAC March 2014


The 2013 edition of Social Panorama of Latin America presents ECLAC official measurements for the analysis of income poverty and seeks fresh approaches to poverty and well-being, placing special emphasis on multidimensional approaches. These approaches are exploratory and therefore not comprehensive. They have nevertheless been tackled in this year’s edition of Social Panorama because one thing is certain: the need is emerging in social policy design, in the evaluation of social development and in new demands of society for a more nuanced analysis of social progress and lags to underpin more integrated public policy design.

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Introduction .-- Summary .-- I. Different approaches to poverty measurement .-- II. Child poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean .-- III. Some overlooked dimensions of well-being in Latin America .-- IV. Landmarks in the discourse on social protection in Latin America and overview
of health and pension system coverage: a synopsis .-- V. Recent trends in social spending as an element of public spending and household spending on health.

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