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Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Human Development in Latin America : 1994-2004

By Hall, Gillette

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Book Id: WPLBN0000231017
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Human Development in Latin America : 1994-2004  
Author: Hall, Gillette
Language: English
Subject: Economics, Finance & business, World Bank.
Collections: Economics Publications Collection
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Publisher: The World Bank


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Indigenous Peoples represent 10 percent of the region?s population. Income levels among this group, as well as human development indicators such as education and health conditions, have consistently lagged behind those of the rest of the population. The past ten years ha ve seen a notable increase in attention to the concerns of Indigenous Peoples worldwide. The United Nations proclaimed the opening of the International Decade of the World?s Indigenous Peoples on 10 December 1994. And in Latin America, perhaps more than in any other region, the decade was marked by a groundswell of indigenous movements exercising greater and greater political power, from the 1994 Chiapas rebellion to the toppling of governments in Bolivia and Ecuador. The purpose of the report is to examine whether the Indigenous Peoples? decade (1994- 2004) was also accompanied by material and human development gains for Indigenous Peoples. This report updates findings from a 1994 book that established a baseline of conditions among Indigenous Peoples in Latin America for the early 1990s. The current study considers how conditions have evolved since then in the five Latin American countries with the largest indigenous populations, which include Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru...


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