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Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America

Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, and Mariana Viollaz


This book examines the links between economic growth, changing employment conditions, and the reduction of poverty in Latin America in the 2000s. Its analysis answers the following broad questions: Has economic growth resulted in gains in standards of living and reductions in poverty via improved labour market conditions in Latin America in the 2000s, and have these improvements halted or been reversed since the international crisis of 2008? How do the rate and character of economic growth, changes in the various employment and earnings indicators, and changes in poverty and inequality indicat ... More

Keywords: Latin America, economic growth, employment, labour markets, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198801085
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198801085.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guillermo Cruces, author
Deputy Director, Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales, Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Gary S. Fields, author
Professor of Economics and the John P. Windmuller Chair of International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University

David Jaume, author
PhD student in Economics, Cornell University