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Structural Change and Growth in Central America and the Dominican Republic

An overview of two decades, 1990-2011

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: January 2015
  • Page count: 380
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 14.II.G.11

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ISBN: 9789211218640
ISBN: 9789210569361

About the product

This publication looks at changes that have occurred with the production structure, trade and society in Central America and the Dominican Republic, and how they have influenced the countries’ growth trajectories. One of the conclusions it reaches is that the subregion overall has enjoyed faster economic growth than the rest of Latin America over the two decades examined, 1990-2011, which has helped to raise incomes and living standards. Yet this progress falls far short of what is needed, given the high levels of poverty and indigence and the glaring inequalities suffered by much of the population in Central America and the Dominican Republic.