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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.

Promoting a society where the productive potential of every individual is harnessed - irrespective of gender, region, ethnicity or parental socio-economic status - is critical to reducing poverty and promoting shared prosperity.

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

Author: Alexandra N. Barrantes, Chief Section, Equity Promotion Section, Department of Social Inclusion, OAS

Widening income inequality is the defining challenge of our time. In advanced economies, the gap between the rich and poor is at its highest level in decades.

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