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Buenas Intenciones, Malos Resultados

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  • Levy, Santiago

    (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo)

Abstract

This paper is based on the book “Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes: Social Policy, Informality, and Economic Growth in Mexico”. The study argues that incoherent social programs significantly contribute to poverty and little growth. It proposes converting the existing social security system into universal social entitlements. advocates eliminating wage-based social security contributions and raising consumptions taxes on higher-income households to increase the rate of GDP growth, reduce inequality, and improve benefits for workers.

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  • Levy, Santiago, 2009. "Buenas Intenciones, Malos Resultados," Finanzas Públicas, Centro de Estudios de las Finanzas Públicas, H. Cámara de Diputados, vol. 1(1), pages 165-200.
  • Handle: RePEc:fpu:articu:200906
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    Keywords

    Informalidad; productividad; política social y fiscal; crecimiento en México;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
    • O20 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - General
    • O23 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean

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