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Who's In and Who's Out: Social Exclusion in Latin America

Carlos Sojo, Jere Behrman, Ernesto Pérez de Rada, Wilson Jiménez, Alejandro Gaviria, Lissette Calderón Martínez, Denisard Alves, Graciela Teruel, Edward Funkhouser, Juan Pablo Pérez Saínz, George Gray-Molina, Miguel Székely, Anabella Lardé de Palomo, Luis Rubalcava, Christopher Timmins, Susan Parker () and Ana Regina Vides de Andrade

No 323 in IDB Publications (Books) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: Social exclusion is closely linked with many economic problems in Latin America, as it prevents people from reaching their full productive potential -in turn constraining growth and revenues- and makes them more likely to incur public health and social service costs. Who's In and Who's Out explores various forms of social exclusion, including residential segregation in Bolivian cities, exclusion from health care in Brazil, barriers to legal status of Nicaraguan immigrants in Costa Rica, geographic isolation in El Salvador, and educational inequality among the indigenous in Mexico. The book describes how the exclusion process is exacerbated by self-perpetuating networks of association, prohibitive prices for certain services, and misperceptions between the societal mainstream and excluded groups.

Keywords: marginality; disabilities; discrimination; social conditions; social exclusion; inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781931003421
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