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Low-income Latin Americans hold more positive views about the role of hard work and the presence of equal opportunity than the U.S. poor.

Data poverty makes it harder to fix real poverty. That’s why the UN should push countries to gather and share data.

Guatemala is one of the most unequal countries in Latin America and has the highest incidence of poverty. The indigenous population is more than twice as likely of being poor than the nonindigenous group.

This paper presents a new consistent yearly series of gross income (between-group) inequality Ginis for four occupational categories in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela over the period 1900-2011 using a newly assembled wage dataset.

Mexico, International Seminar on Urban Poverty

Dialogue to better understand the comprehensive approach of the challenges of addressing urban poverty. The aim of the seminar is to identify the necessary institutional actors and elements to design and implement a national strategy in México to address poverty through inclusion, to ensure the effective enjoyment of social rights of the population

Date/Time:
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 08:30 to Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 15:00

The gap between rich and poor is hurting us. If we do not put a stop to it, it will hinder the fight against poverty and pose a threat to Mexico's sustainable growth. But it doesn't have to be that way. We hold the solutions to make Mexico a fairer country.

Income inequalities between and within countries have worsened in recent decades. Gender inequalities are narrowing at a snail’s pace. Citizenship and location continue to determine life chances, despite the increasing integration of economies.

While LAC continues its progress towards becoming a middle-class region, in 2013 poverty reduction was slower than in previous years. The bottom 40 percent of the population has also seen decelerating income growth since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis.

CGAP, Ford Foundation, IPA, and J-PAL hosted a half-day event unveiling recently released results from the rigorous Randomized Control Trial (RCT) Impact Assessments conducted across six coun

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