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Author: José R. Molinas Vega
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: latin, america, caribbean, report, opportunity, chance, human, children
Number of Pages: 175
Published: 2011-11-16
ISBN-10: 0821389025
ISBN-13: 9780821389027

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is making progress in opening the doors of development to all. But it still has a long way to go. At the current pace, it would take, on average, a generation for the region to achieve universal access to the basic services that make for human opportunity. Intra-county regional disparities are large, and barely converging. This book assesses the status and evolution of human opportunity in LAC. It builds on the 2008 publication, "Measuring Inequality of Opportunity," in several directions. First, it uses newly-available data to expand the set of opp
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Author: Ricardo Paes de Barros
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: america, caribbean, latin, opportunity, inequality, measuring
Number of Pages: 222
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0821377450
ISBN-13: 9780821377451

Equality of opportunity is about leveling the playing field so that circumstances such as gender, ethnicity, place of birth, or family background do not influence a person's life chances. Success in life should depend on people's choices, effort and talents, not to their circumstances at birth. 'Measuring Inequality of Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean' introduces new methods for measuring inequality of opportunities and makes an assessment of its evolution in Latin America over a decade.An innovative Human Opportunity Index and other parametric and non-parametric techniques are
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Author: George Stalcup
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: concerns, standing, eeo, complaint, process, solutions, test, opportunity, employment, pilot, projects, could, equal
Number of Pages: 57
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437921124
ISBN-13: 9781437921120

Delays in processing federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaints, apparent or perceived lack of fairness and impartiality in complaint processing, and fear of retaliation in the workplace have been long-standing concerns of the Equal Employment Opportunity Comm. (EEOC), other federal agencies, and Congress. This report analyzed: (1) factors that EEO practitioners have identified as impeding the fair, prompt, and impartial processing of federal EEO complaints; and (2) actions that EEO practitioners and other stakeholders think could be taken to help address those factors. It also iden
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Author: Elizabeth M. Thornton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: private, industry, women, minorities, patterns, job
Number of Pages: 720
Published: 1997-05
ISBN-10: 0788140248
ISBN-13: 9780788140242

Contains hundreds of tables which indicate: the make-up of the American work force by group/sex & race/ethnic categories by industry; by state & industry; by industry for PMSA's with population of one million or more; & for PMSA's with population of less than one million. Intended for state & local agencies who are charged with the enforcement of equal opportunity employment laws, as well as by non-government organizations & researchers concerned with equal employment opportunity. Information comes from Employer Information Reports.
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Author: World Bank Group
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: latin, america, caribbean, report, opportunity, chance, human, children
Number of Pages: 175
Published: 2011-11-23
ISBN-10: 0821386999
ISBN-13: 9780821386996

The (Human Opportunity Index) HOI calculates how personal circumstances (like birthplace, wealth, race or gender) impact a child's probability of accessing the services that are necessary to succeed in life, like timely education, running water or connection to electricity. It was first published in 2008, applied to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The findings were eye-opening: behind the enormous inequality that characterizes the region's distribution of development outcomes (income, land ownership and educational attainment, among others), there is an even more worrying inequality of
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Author: Blair A. King
Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Keywords: opportunity, window, widening, papua, peace
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 2006-09-01
ISBN-10: 0876093578
ISBN-13: 9780876093573

In Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), the Indonesian archipelagos easternmost province, pro-independence groups have waged a long struggle against the central government. Now, a confluence of factors in the international community, Indonesia, and Papua present an opportunity to resolve the conflict. Following up on the Councils 2003 Indonesia Commission report, Peace in Papua surveys the issues and recounts the current state of play. The report makes recommendations for the Indonesian government, Papuans, and other countriesparticularly the United Statesfor moving forward toward a resolution, while
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Author: Margery Austin Turner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: america, discrimination, lending, mortgage
Number of Pages: 69
Published: 1999
ISBN-10: 0788187945
ISBN-13: 9780788187940

This report adds to the growing body of evidence that discrimination remains a significant problem, & a sizable barrier to opportunity, in America. It outlines how discrimination can affect minorities' access to mortgage capital -- the key to becoming a homeowner -- at multiple stages of the lending process, & it suggests directions for further research oversight on these important. The Dept. of Housing & Urban Develop. (HUD) commissioned this independent study to review & extend what we know about the complexities of mortgage markets nationwide. HUD will use this information to further develo
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