Poverty and inequality in the Americas

the unaddressed problem : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, March 28, 2007.
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Poverty -- Latin America, Equality -- Latin America, Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 1982-, United States -- Foreign relations -- Latin America, Latin America -- Foreign relations -- United S
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Latin America is known throughout the world for its widespread poverty, extensive inequality, and slow economic growth.

This report states that these economic indicators are not unrelated, and that the most important factor contributing to their persistence has been the lack of adequate education for the new generations.

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Poverty and inequality have been deeply rooted in Latin American societies since the early colonial era. With the arrival of Spanish and Portuguese conquerors, the diverse resources of the region in terms of land and other factor endowments were carved up in ways Cited by:   What is more, the overall figures mask much more severe pockets of poverty.

Inmore than one-quarter of all African-Americans ( percent) lived in poverty; though distressingly high, that figure did represent an improvement fromwhen 31 percent of blacks were officially classified as poor, and it was the lowest poverty rate for this group since In this new collection, David B.

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This reader delivers the latest and most influential contributions on economic inequality, social mobility, educational inequality, racial and ethnic relations, and gender inequality.

In his classic book The Other America, Michael Harrington () Harrington, M. The other America: Poverty in the United York, NY: Macmillan. brought the reality of poverty home to many Americans. In chapter after chapter, he discussed the troubled lives of the poor in rural Appalachia, in our urban centers, and in other areas of the country, and he indicted the country for.

Americans born into poverty are more likely than ever before to stay that way, according to a United Nations report on poverty and inequality in the US. America's Poverty and Inequality Course It’s a special moment in U.S. history in which income inequality has reached unprecedented levels, poverty remains extreme, and racial and gender inequalities are intransigent.

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Citizens who feel that democracy failed to improve their economic condition are often vulnerable to the appeal of political leaders with authoritarian tendencies.

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Causes of poverty and inequality The overall persistent high level of poverty in the EU suggests that poverty is primarily the consequence of the way society is organized and resources are allocated.

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