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Wage Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

November 14, 2017

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VIDEO Nov 14, 2017

Live: Wage Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean



The Latin American Program and the World Bank’s Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean are pleased to invite you to a discussion of the new World Bank report Wage Inequality in Latin America – Understanding the Past to Prepare for the Future. The event will be livecasted here

  • The World Bank report provides an overview of Latin America’s progress in reducing wage inequality during a period of high growth in the new millennium.  In contrast to other parts of the world where most countries struggled with rising inequality, the Latin American experience was markedly different. This was due not only to economic growth but also to the expansion of educational opportunities. 

    In the current context of economic slowdown, the report’s authors argue that sustaining and building upon past gains will require not only renewed growth but also policies of social inclusion, including investment in human capital.

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Cynthia Arnson
    Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center

    Carlos Végh
    Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

    Speakers

    Joana Silva
    Report Coauthor & Senior Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

    Barbara Stallings
    Professor, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

    Miguel Székely
    Director, Center for Education and Social Studies (Mexico)

    Moderator

    Claudia Trevisan
    Journalist, O Estado de São Paulo