Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129488
Authors: 
Cruces, Guillermo
Fields, Gary
Jaume, David
Viollaz, Mariana
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/110
Abstract: 
In the great majority of Latin American countries in the 2000s, economic growth took place and brought about improvements in almost all labour market indicators and consequent reductions in poverty rates. Across countries, economic growth was not all that mattered; external factors were particularly important for changes in labour market conditions, while reductions in poverty were strongly related to improvements in earnings and employment indicators. Although the 2008 crisis affected some countries differently from others, nearly all labour market indicators were at least as high or higher by 2012 than immediately before the crisis in all countries but one.
Subjects: 
labour markets
economic growth
poverty
inequality
Latin America
JEL: 
J21
J30
O10
O54
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-999-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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