Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Human Development in Latin America

  • Gillette Hall
  • Harry Anthony Patrinos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Gillette Hall, Heather Marie Layton, Joseph Shapiro
    Pages 1-24
  3. Heather Marie Layton, Harry Anthony Patrinos
    Pages 25-39
  4. Wilson Jiménez Pozo, Fernando Landa Casazola, Ernesto Yañez Aguilar
    Pages 40-66
  5. Carlos Larrea, Fernando Montenegro Torres
    Pages 67-105
  6. Joseph Shapiro
    Pages 106-149
  7. Alejandro Ramirez
    Pages 150-198
  8. Carolina Trivelli
    Pages 199-220
  9. Gillette Hall, Harry Anthony Patrinos
    Pages 221-240
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 241-308

About this book


Indigenous people constitute a large portion of Latin America's population and suffer from widespread poverty. This book provides the first rigorous assessment of changes in socio-economic conditions among the region's indigenous people, tracking progress in these indicators during the first international decade of indigenous peoples (1994-2004). Set within the context of existing literature and political changes over the course of the decade, this volume provides a rigorous statistical analysis of indigenous populations in Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru, examining their 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.


development income poverty

Editors and affiliations

  • Gillette Hall
    • 1
  • Harry Anthony Patrinos
    • 1
  1. 1.World BankUSA

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