Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Human Development in Latin America
|Publication Date||March 2006|
|Formats||Ebook (PDF) Hardcover|
Indigenous people constitute a large and distinct portion of Latin America's population. They are more likely than other groups of a country's population to be poor. This book documents their socioeconomic situation, and trends over the last decade, and shows that while progress has been achieved in some social indicators, indigenous people continue to be poor. The book uses as a baseline information collected ten years ago - at the start of the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People - and updates the findings with new information, and new techniques and analyses. The book assesses changes in poverty rates, human development indicators, and examines the impact of education, health and social programs on indigenous people's well-being. Set within the context of on-going political changes, this volume reviews the literature of indigenous people and provides a statistical overview of indigenous populations in Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru, examining changes in poverty rates, education levels, income determinants, labour force participation and other social indicators. The results show that while improvements have been achieved in some social indicators, little progress has been made with respect to poverty.