Are Men Benefiting from the New Economy?: Male Economic Marginalization in Argentina, Brazil, and Costa Rica
World Bank, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, Gender Sector Unit, 2001 - Desempleo - Argentina - 35 pages
Have economic reforms in Latin America led to a deterioration in men's ability to be economically self-sufficient? Household survey data on unemployment and real wage growth for distinct groups of male workers in 1988-97 show no evidence of a general trend of male economic marginalization.
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