Over the past decade almost 50 million people have joined the ranks of Latin America’s middle class –an increase of 50% - thanks to solid economic growth and employment across the region.
But global economic instability could jeopardize these gains unless public policies are put in place to protect them, guaranteeing better access to education, social security and employment -the pillars of a healthy middle class.
Is this the same in your part of the world?
Join World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Regional Chief Economist Augusto de la Torre in an online conversation on these critical issues next Tuesday, November 13, at 12 noon ET, during the launch of the special report "Economic Mobility and the rise of the Latin American Middle Class"
What do you think is needed for the middle class to prosper in your country? Send your questions to Augusto and President Kim via Twitter @worldbanklac tagging your tweets with #midclassgrowth. You can also send us questions via Facebook or in the comments below.
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