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Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Perspective


  • Simone Cecchini

    () (IPC-IG)

  • Fernando Filgueira

    () (IPC-IG)

  • Claudia Robles

    () (IPC-IG)


"National case studies on social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean, published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), reveal that over the past 10 years social protection systems and, in general, social policies in the region have been transformed. This shift is very different than the nature of reforms in the 1980s and early 1990s. While that time period was characterised by the State pulling back from and limiting its role in social actions (reducing or freezing social spending, privatisation, restricted targeting), the new century has seen the State play a larger role in social issues (expanded coverage, partial or total re-nationalisation, increased social spending)."(...)

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  • Simone Cecchini & Fernando Filgueira & Claudia Robles, 2015. "Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Perspective," One Pager 284, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:284

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    1. Cristina González, 2015. "Social Policies in Contemporary Latin America: Families and Poverty in the Social Protection Systems," Social Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(1), pages 1-14, February.

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