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Dominican Republic: Social inequality endangers the future of young Dominicans

If in the Dominican Republic the different sectors do not engage in a social pact that is dedicated to discussing the issue of inequality to solve it, young people in the country are condemned to die like their predecessors: “In poverty”.

“We would like to hope that these UNDP statements are not in vain, but also point to the politicians of the system and society understand that without a social pact of all sectors that is dedicated to discussing the issue of inequality and how to resolve it , we will continue along a path where youth, for example, will continue on the same path that their predecessors have followed that is to be born in poverty and die in poverty, “warned the president of the National Confederation of Trade Union Unity (CNUS), Rafael -Pepe- Abreu.

The trade unionist offered his statements after the UNDP report that 20% of the richest, who are in quintile 5, receive 50% of the country’s wealth, while the poorest 20% of the quintile 1 , only receives 6%, according to data from the 2016 National Labor Force Survey. It also notes that the average salary of women in the Dominican Republic is 18% lower than that of men.

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