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Distributional Impacts of Pension Policy in Argentina

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  • ARZA, CAMILA

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Historically speaking, social security systems are a recent development. At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was limited state social intervention in the developed world, and even less in Latin America. A remarkable expansion of social rights took place in the second half of the century. By the 1970s most Latin American countries had set up at least some form of old-age protection, while others had already developed a wide welfare network. Public social expenditures grew to represent over 20 percent of the gross domestic product in a number of countries, including Argentina.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal The Journal of Economic History.

Volume (Year): 66 (2006)
Issue (Month): 02 (June)
Pages: 467-472

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Handle: RePEc:cup:jechis:v:66:y:2006:i:02:p:467-472_21

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  1. Van Vliet, Olaf & Been, Jim & Caminada, Koen & Goudswaard, Kees, 2011. "Pension reform and income inequality among the elderly in 15 European countries," MPRA Paper 32940, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Kees Goudswaard & Olaf van Vliet & Jim Been & Koen Caminada, 2012. "Pensions and Income Inequality in Old Age," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 10(4), pages 21-26, December.
  3. Vanesa Valeria D'Elia, 2013. "Changes in pension inequality: A decomposition analysis of Argentina, 1995-2009," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 50(1), pages 48-81, May.
  4. Jaros?aw Poteraj, 2011. "Pension System in Argentina," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 1, pages 81-95, November.

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