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Inequality & Poverty

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Science 15 May 2015: 
Vol. 348 no. 6236 
DOI: 10.1126/science.1260799

The OAS Department of Social Inclusion and the Executive Secretary for Integral Development met with Minister Héctor Ramón Cárdenas from the Secretaría de Acción Social (SAS - Secretariat for Social Affairs) to discuss the social development agenda. 


In the wake of the Los Angeles riots more than 20 years ago, Congress created an anti-poverty experiment called Moving to Opportunity. It gave vouchers to help poor families move to better neighborhoods and awarded them on a random basis, so researchers could study the effects.

African descendants and indigenous peoples in Latin America face higher poverty rates and are disproportionately represented among the poor.


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