Argentina is the second largest country in South America. The dominant population is of Spanish or Italian descent, and the dominant religion is Roman Catholic. There is also an indigenous presence. Women enjoy full equality under the law, are highly educated, and well represented in business and politics compared with the rest of Latin America. Women are negatively impacted by continued gaps in pay, limited representation at the highest levels of business and politics, and the impact of recent economic instability. Argentina was 24th of 134 countries in the World Economic Forum's 2009 Global Gender Gap Report.

The 2009 fertility rate was 2.3 births per woman. Skilled healthcare workers attend almost all births. The 2009 infant mortality rate was 14 per 1,000 live births; the maternal ...

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