Education and human development dimensions in Latin America

Xavier Rambla, Rosangela Saldanha-Pereira, Josep Lluís Espluga

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The paper analyses some dimensions of human development in Latin America. First, the normative accounts of social justice recommend that evaluations of public policies rely on data about school enrolment and academic performance and frame their conclusions in relevant analyses of material deprivation. Second, salient interactions have been noticed between lack of education, income poverty, frail health, inadequate housing conditions and insecurity. Finally, opportunity hoarding appears to be a causal mechanism of durable inequalities that hinders educational development in the region.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPapeles de Poblacion
Issue number75
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2013


  • Educational policy
  • Human development
  • Poverty
  • Social justice


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