¿Está el piso parejo para los niños del Perú? Medición y comprensión de la evaluación de las oportunidades

The World Bank and The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group report '¿Está el piso parejo para los niños del Perú?” [Is the Playing Field Leveling in Peru?], measures the evolution of children’s opportunities in Peru. With the help of regional data from the World Bank’s Human Opportunity Index, the publication shows that access to critical areas such as health, education, information and basic infrastructure has improved for Peruvian children in the past decade. However, despite the emergence of Peru as a fast growing economy in which poverty has gone down significantly overall in the past few years, the unequal access to social services that still prevails and the unequal opportunity to benefit from these services, are having a negative impact on the country's child poverty rates. Ethnicity, location of birth, language, cultural factors, gender, or differences in family resources play a role in the inequality of opportunity for children in Peru. Additional data show that the stunting rate in Peru is high, particularly among those who are poor - for every 100 children, 15 suffer from stunted growth. The education divide persists between rural and urban areas as well as the great gaps in basic public services - and although 96% of school age children (age group 10 to 14) attend school, only 50% expect to graduate in a timely manner from primary school.

Published 2012-04-25

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Publisher
Publication year
2012
Format
pdf, 97p.
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© Banco Mundial, Oficina de Lima, Perú
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Region
Latin America
Country
Peru
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ISBN: 978-9972-615-61-0

Document Information

Publisher
Publication year
2012
Format
pdf, 97p.
Rights
© Banco Mundial, Oficina de Lima, Perú
Creative Commons License
None
Region
Latin America
Country
Peru
Identifier
ISBN: 978-9972-615-61-0