The deepening of inequalities in Latin America during and after the pandemic

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dc.contributor.author Palacio Ludeña, Maria Gabriela
dc.contributor.author Díaz Pabón, Fabio Andrés
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-16T15:17:53Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-16T15:17:53Z
dc.date.issued 2021-08
dc.identifier.citation Palacio Ludeña, M., Díaz Pabón F. (2021). The deepening of inequalities in Latin America during and after the pandemic. Cape Town: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town. (SALDRU Working Paper Number 281)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-928516-43-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/1009
dc.description.abstract Latin America continues in social, economic, and political turmoil in 2021. The vulnerabilities set by pre-existing conditions such as persistent inequality, high informality and exclusionary social protection systems have been exacerbated by recent health and humanitarian crises unprecedented experienced in the region’s modern history. These crises have significantly impacted on socioeconomic indicators, as accounted in the increased levels of vulnerability and poverty next to stagnant economic growth. Public sector responses have been relevant but insufficient to cushion the effect of these multiple crises and, in many cases, unveiled the degree to which unrequested orthodoxy limited the role of the state in providing adequate support to its citizens. The chapter explores efforts to tackle the impacts of compounded deprivations of spatial segregation, pervasive informality, gendered and racialised vulnerabilities, and the education crisis, and explores the options governments face in terms of reversing the adverse effects of the pandemic while sustaining the economic rebound. In a context of polarised political participation, discontent will inevitably lead to contention and, in some cases, instability and violence, should the governments choose to be aloof about the need for a socially just recovery. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Saldru Working Paper;281
dc.subject Inequality en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject Covid-19 en_US
dc.subject Social Policy en_US
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject Social mobilisation en_US
dc.title The deepening of inequalities in Latin America during and after the pandemic en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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