Social Panorama of Latin America 2018

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

As it does every year, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has published its "Social Panorama of Latin America 2018” report.

The latest edition of nearly thirty, was presented in January to analyze social and economic aspects that countries in the region must deal with, in a context of transformation in the job market.

The document highlights the socio-economic inequalities of countries in Latin America, analyzing income distribution and wealth concentration.  A number of public policies on the employment market are described, together with the structural challenges of inclusion, identifying gaps in the access to rights and social services. Finally, the report tackles the issue of women's economic independence in view of the changes in this new labor market, generated mainly by the appearance of disruptive technologies.

The report also considers strategies and policies for making progress towards the inclusive development advocated by the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Consult the report clicking here.