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Women’s Economic Opportunities in the Formal Private Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

Over the last decades, the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region has made great progress in terms of promoting gender equality. In many countries in the region, girls have surpassed boys in education enrolment and completion. The ratio of girls’ to boys’ enrollment in primary school is 97% for the LAC Region, and girls’ secondary school enrollment equals or exceeds that of boys in 80% of countries in the region. Gains are also being made in reproductive health. Maternal deaths have dropped, and deliveries attended by skilled health personnel have increased.