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Tell me where you live, and I’ll tell you for how long: Inequality and within-city gaps in life expectancy in LAC

In LAC, cities are an important unit of analysis for understanding spatial disparities—as they are both home to the majority of the population (81% of the population in LAC lives in cities – the…  

"And it wasn't my fault": Dangerous social norms and the urgent need to reimagine our world

Countries across the region have been working to respond to this critical challenge by revising or expanding their legislation to criminalize femicide as an offense. Eighteen countries in the region…  

Who Benefits from Growth?: A look at the changing incidence of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Despite the fact that income inequality has been on the decline in LAC in recent decades (indeed, in most countries in the region inequality was lower in circa 2018 than it was in circa 1990), people…  

Learning more, earning less: The role of falling returns to education and experience in “reducing” inequality in LAC

While Latin America and the Caribbean remains one of the most unequal regions in the world, income inequality has been on the decline. In recent decades, LAC has undergone three different “phases” of…  

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