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Better pensions, better jobs: status and alternatives toward universal pension coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean

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  • MELGUIZO, ANGEL
  • BOSCH, MARIANO
  • PAGES, CARMEN

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This article offers an overview of the current state of labor markets and pension coverage in a wide sample of Latin America and the Caribbean countries, and proposes a series of possible avenues toward universal coverage, not only as an instrument to fight poverty during old age, but also as part of an agenda for increasing formal employment and productivity growth. We conclude that despite perspectives of low economic growth and reduced fiscal space, the region is going through intense demographic and socio-economic changes, which increase the demand for better jobs and provide a real opportunity for initiating the bold reforms in pensions, labor, and taxes needed to achieve universal coverage.

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  • Melguizo, Angel & Bosch, Mariano & Pages, Carmen, 2017. "Better pensions, better jobs: status and alternatives toward universal pension coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean," Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Cambridge University Press, vol. 16(2), pages 121-143, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jpenef:v:16:y:2017:i:02:p:121-143_00
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    1. Christian Daude & Nora Lustig & Angel Melguizo & Jose Ramon Perea, 2017. "On the middle 70%. The impact of fiscal policy on the emerging middle class in Latin America using Commitment to Equity," Working Papers 1716, Tulane University, Department of Economics.
    2. Pessino, Carola & Izquierdo, Alejandro & Vuletin, Guillermo, 2018. "Better Spending for Better Lives: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Do More with Less," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 9152, June.
    3. Mr. Frederik G Toscani & Christoph Freudenberg, 2019. "Informality and the Challenge of Pension Adequacy: Outlook and Reform Options for Peru," IMF Working Papers 2019/149, International Monetary Fund.
    4. Bobba, Matteo & Flabbi, Luca & Levy Algazi, Santiago, 2017. "Labor Market Search, Informality and Schooling Investments," IZA Discussion Papers 11170, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).

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