Wage Inequality in Latin America
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The Latin American Program and the World Bank’s Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean are pleased to invite you to a discussion of the new World Bank report Wage Inequality in Latin America – Understanding the Past to Prepare for the Future.
The World Bank report provides an overview of Latin America’s progress in reducing wage inequality during a period of high growth in the new millennium. In contrast to other parts of the world where most countries struggled with rising inequality, the Latin American experience was markedly different. This was due not only to economic growth but also to the expansion of educational opportunities.
In the current context of economic slowdown, the report’s authors argue that sustaining and building upon past gains will require not only renewed growth but also policies of social inclusion, including investment in human capital.
Latin American Program
The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action. Read more