Building Social Cohesion in Latin America and the Caribbean

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César P. Bouillon

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Mayra Buvinic

World Bank

Carols M. Jarque

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Date Written: April 2004

Abstract

To help define a social cohesion agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean, this paper identifies some of the principal issues related to inequality, poverty and exclusion and addressed some of the available policy options and programs for their solution. As the evidence collected in the paper shows, inequality and exclusion impose severe costs on poverty reduction, growth, and social and political progress, ultimately detaining any effort to build social cohesion, and thus, should be a high priority for citizens, governments and the international community.

Suggested Citation

Bouillon Buendia, César Patricio and Buvinic, Mayra and Jarque, Carols M., Building Social Cohesion in Latin America and the Caribbean (April 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1546057 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1546057

César Patricio Bouillon Buendia (Contact Author)

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Mayra Buvinic

World Bank ( email )

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Washington, DC 20433
United States

Carols M. Jarque

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

1300 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20577
United States

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