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Social Panorama of Latin America 2021

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Social Panorama of Latin America 2021

Autor institucional: NU. CEPAL Physical Description: 231 páginas. Editorial: ECLAC Date: January 2022 ECLAC symbol: LC/PUB.2021/17-P ISBN: 9789211220797


The 2021 edition of the Social Panorama of Latin America examines the social impact of the crisis prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and provides the most recent statistics on poverty, inequality and social spending in the region. The study also analyzes the prolonged health crisis’s profound effects on health care and social protection systems, along with the labor impacts caused by the pandemic, and it includes a chapter on the importance of moving towards a care society as the beacon for a sustainable recovery with gender equality.

Table of contents

Introduction .-- Chapter I. Socioeconomic inequalities and poverty .-- Chapter II. Health and social protection systems confronting a protracted health crisis: the impact on personal health and well-being .-- Chapter III. Recent trends in social spending amid the pandemic .-- Chapter IV. Transitioning towards a care society: the keys to a transformative recovery with equality and sustainability .-- Tables.