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The growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s

Latin America in the 2000s witnessed an unprecedented period of growth with poverty and inequality reduction. Latin America also suffered from the economic crises in Europe and the United States from 2007/08 onwards. The questions asked in this research project are: Has economic growth resulted in economic development via improved labour market conditions in Latin America in the 2000s, and have these improvements halted or been reversed since the Great Recession? The analysis of this project will be the first systematic investigation of the growth-employment-poverty nexus for a developing region relying on a unified methodological approach and based on comparable data between countries and over time.

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Theme: 2014-2018, Inclusion