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A toolkit for promoting equality: the contribution of social policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

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A toolkit for promoting equality: the contribution of social policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Coordinador/a: Cecchini, Simone - Holz, Raúl - Soto de la Rosa, Humberto Physical Description: 235 p. Editorial: ECLAC Date: October 2021 ECLAC symbol: LC/TS.2021/55

Description

This toolkit aims to facilitate the assessment of the multiple dimensions of social inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to provide relevant information on social policies implemented in different countries in the region that have effectively reduced inequality. It also supplies information on key international standards that, starting from a rights-based approach, will facilitate the formulation and implementation of social policies that will reduce inequality. The analysis draws attention to the challenges that need to be taken up by social policymakers in order to improve the living conditions of the population groups that have been left the furthest behind. The descriptions of these policies are intended to be a starting point for exploring and expanding upon the array of possible responses to inequality.

Table of contents

Introduction .-- Abstract .-- I. Introduction. The regional context and objectives .-- II. Conceptual framework. Equality: the what and the why .-- III. Towards greater socioeconomic equality .-- IV. Gender .-- V. Childhood and adolescence .-- VI. Youth .-- VII. Adulthood .-- VIII. Ageing and old age .-- IX. Indigenous peoples .-- X. Persons of African descent .-- XI. Persons with disabilities .-- XII. Migrants .-- XIII. Territorial inequality .-- XIV. Public policy challenges for the achievement of equality.