Poverty, lack of social programs and machismo linked?
There are many problems that currently affect Latin America, with the most prevalent socioeconomic inequality, and is that more than the 60% of the population of this subcontinent lives in poverty and extreme poverty, thus becoming one of the regions of greater inequalities in the world. It seems paradoxical that Latin America being the main supplier of raw materials to the most industrialized economies on the planet, is the region where we find such great and serious imbalances between an impoverished majority and an enriched minority.
The matriarchal family is a constant feature of Latin American society, this is also due to social distortions, the product of dysfunctional families, and is that this Latin American family characteristic becomes a socio-cultural fact that is transmitted from generation to generation, thus producing a "successive inheritance of poverty". The aggrieved single mother, with little academic training, without job stability and precarious economic resources, emotional and emotional instability will raise her children in a socio-economically inappropriate environment, promoting what has been called "the subculture of poverty" , fostering irresponsible parenthood by assuming the family burden alone, propitiating the matriarchal family and what is worse still strengthening the culture of poverty.
In Latin America there is a cultural belief that the Latin man is "macho", indeed the Latin man is "macho", and it is because the matriarch has not formed that does not "share" the responsibility of the children with the father.
It is not a question here to seek accountability in the creation of Latin American machismo, but the way in which the family nucleus is constituted decisively influences the strength or weakness of society, poverty being a fact of lack of economic resources, strength of a society is based on the family, it is the family within the social context that will produce wealth or poverty.
Additionally as it has just happened in Argentina, budget intended for social programs is becoming inexistent. If governments do not invest in education and social programs directed to create the environment for equality, our region is undoubtedly going to stay still and broken when it comes to genre equality and economic development.