Working in Rural Areas in the 21st Century. Reality and Prospects of Rural Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Thematic Labour Overview 3)

This Thematic Labour Overview examines the reality, recent trends and prospects of rural employment in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides a brief, updated idea of what it means to “work in rural areas in the 21st century” in the region and offers some policy recommendations.

Overall, rural areas in most countries of the region have traditionally received a smaller percentage of private and public investment than urban areas have.