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Social effect of Covid-19: Estimates and alternatives for Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin American Economic Review
This document offers estimates of the possible changes in the social structure of the countries of Latin America derived from the consequent economic contraction from the Covid-19 pandemic and explores the possible costs and benefits of different types of interventions to cushion its impact. The analysis forecasts that the number of people living in poverty (extreme and moderate) would increase by up to 44 thousand million people in the region. It also finds that the policy with the highestdoi:10.47872/laer-2020-29-8 fatcat:gvsxx2xf2rfppb5sbpwdnovoie