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The Expansion of Cash Transfers in Chile and its Challenges: Ethical Family Income


  • Simone Cecchini

    () (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC))

  • Claudia Robles

    () (ECLAC/CEPAL)

  • Luis Hernán Vargas

    () (ECLAC/CEPAL)


In the last decade Chile has attracted renewed interest for its innovative social protection policies and programmes, such as the Chile Solidario system to overcome extreme poverty (launched in 2002), the special plan for Universal Access with Explicit Guarantees (Plan de Acceso Universal con Garantías Explícitas, AUGE) to ensure access to healthcare (2004), the Basic Solidarity Pension (Pensión Básica Solidaria, PBS)?the cornerstone of the 2008 pension reform?and the system of Chile Grows With You (Chile Crece Contigo, 2006) (Robles, 2011). These programmes were driven by the centre-left government Coalition of Parties for Democracy (Concertación de Partidos por la Democracia), which governed the country from its return to democracy in 1990 until 2010. (...)

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  • Simone Cecchini & Claudia Robles & Luis Hernán Vargas, 2012. "The Expansion of Cash Transfers in Chile and its Challenges: Ethical Family Income," Policy Research Brief 26, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:pbrief:26

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    1. Cecchini, Simone & Madariaga, Aldo, 2011. "Conditional cash transfer programmes: the recent experience in Latin America and the Caribbean," Cuadernos de la CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), number 95 edited by Eclac, December.
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    1. Pedro Lara de Arruda & Luísa A. Nazareno & Manoel Salles & Juliana Alves & Amelie Courau, 2016. "Overview of Chilean and Peruvian social policies: impressions from a study tour," Working Papers 148, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
    2. Margherita Scarlato & Giorgio d'Agostino & Francesca Capparucci, 2016. "Evaluating CCTs from a Gender Perspective: The Impact of Chile Solidario on Women's Employment Prospect," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 28(2), pages 177-197, March.
    3. Paola Pena, 2014. "The Politics of the diffusion of Conditional Cash Transfers in Latin America," Global Development Institute Working Paper Series 20114, GDI, The University of Manchester.

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