The Links among Violence, Inequality and Productivity

Jul 1, 2021

Chapter 4. Regional Human Development Report


Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world.

Inequality fosters criminal, political, and social violence in LAC. Because violence disproportionately affects the most vulnerable, it perpetuates and amplifies inequality in various aspects of human development, including rights, income, health, education, and political representation.

Violence also impacts economic growth through its impact on individuals, firms, communities, and institutions.

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