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Thursday, March 20 • 9:15am - 10:35am
TH1.19 Urban Trends in Central & South America and the Caribbean: Poverty, Informality, Housing Policies, Labor Force and Migration in the XXI Century. [SPECIAL TRACK: URBAN ISSUES IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN]

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This session will focus on current trends in this region in relation to key variables explaining the urban situation: informality, underemployment, poverty, inequality, housing realities, and microfinancing both for business and housing. Speakers will present insights from a diverse body of research and actual engagement they have been involved in specific projects. They will actual urban issues in Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Mexico, as well as comparing with Latin American migrants in the US. Discussion is expected to address the variety of approaches on state interventions in the region: from strong state intervention to more market-driven policies. Labor markets and migration, both national and international, are also to be discussed in the context of the countries mentioned.

Presenters
CG

Cecilia Giusti

Texas A&M University
JL

Janina Leon

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Dept. Economics
FA

Flavio A M de Souza

Head of Department, Pernambuco Federal University
MD

Mercedes Di Virgilio

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas

Moderators
CG

Cecilia Giusti

Texas A&M University

Thursday March 20, 2014 9:15am - 10:35am
Camino Real Room (Westin 1st Floor)