A slum in Dominican Republic, where poverty and unemployment are still rampant. Photo by: somebody_ / CC BY-NC-SA
Despite surpassing average growth levels of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean for the past decades, poverty and unemployment remain rampant in the Dominican Republic. Rural areas continue to be the most impoverished, while urban areas are beginning to experience an increase in poverty rates. Women are significantly more vulnerable as inequalities in both income and employment opportunities prevail.
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