Population in Latin America and Public Policy Challenges in Times of Pandemic


  • Claudia Milena Gómez-Zuluaga
  • Katia Ninozca Flores Ledesma
  • Juan Carlos Urriago
  • Alexander Romero Sánchez
  • Ana María Vallina-Hernández




The fears of governments at the beginning of the pandemic in relation to a global recession, together with the efforts for a recovery of economies, have shown serious effects in Latin American countries, at different levels according to data on economic and social issues from world organizations, which evidences the increase in internal inequality between countries; In addition, the disparity between emerging and advanced economies. The objective of this article is to analyze the areas of greatest impact in Latin America, taking into account the public policies adopted by governments. The methodology used is qualitative research applied through discourse analysis. The source for the research is obtained from the website of the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC), World Bank, United Nations, DSV: De Sammensluttede Vognmaend, information updated until September 2021, in addition to some articles related to the subject. The contribution of this research lies in finding the economic terms that could have greater effects from the analysis of public policies adopted in Latin American countries. It is inferred that the results show that the greatest effects occur in the following sectors: employment, education and economy (bank loans).


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Claudia Milena Gómez-Zuluaga, Katia Ninozca Flores Ledesma, Juan Carlos Urriago, Alexander Romero Sánchez, & Ana María Vallina-Hernández. (2023). Population in Latin America and Public Policy Challenges in Times of Pandemic. Migration Letters, 20(7), 135–147. https://doi.org/10.59670/ml.v20i7.4265