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[IWS] ECLAC: THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: CONDITONAL TRANSFER PROGRAMMES AND THE LABOUR MARKET [May 2014]

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Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

 

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: CONDITONAL TRANSFER PROGRAMMES AND THE LABOUR MARKET [May 2014]

http://www.eclac.org/cgi-bin/getProd.asp?xml=%20/publicaciones/xml/1/52921/P52921.xml&xsl=/tpl-i/p9f.xsl%20&base=/tpl-i/top-bottom.xslt

or

http://www.eclac.org/publicaciones/xml/1/52921/eclac-iloN10.pdf

[full-text, 34 pages]

 

The employment situation in Latin America and the Caribbean is a twice-yearly report prepared jointly by the Economic Development Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Subregional Office for the South Cone of Latin America of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

 

Foreword.................................................................................................................................................................5

I. Labour market performance in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013........................................................7

A. Introduction...................................................................................................................................................7

B. The paradox of the economic situation: a slight fall in unemployment despite a lower employment rate.......................................7

C. Positive trend for women but not for young people.......................................................................................8

D. Wage work loses impetus...........................................................................................................................10

E. Registered employment continues to grow, but far more slowly than in previous years.............................10

F. Varying performance according to branch of activity..................................................................................11

G. Wages .........................................................................................................................................................11

II. Conditional cash transfer programmes and the labour market........................................................................13

A. Introduction.................................................................................................................................................13

B. Challenges for labour inclusion...................................................................................................................14

C. Labour-inclusion and income-generation programmes for CCT beneficiaries............................................15

D. Disincentives to labour inclusion?...............................................................................................................18

E. Disincentives to formalization?..................................................................................................................20

F. Conclusions and policy recommendations..................................................................................................21

Bibliography..........................................................................................................................................................23

Annex A.1 Current indicators................................................................................................................................27

Annex A.2 Labour-inclusion and income-generation services associated with conditional

cash transfer programmes..................................................................................................................31

 

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