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The role of labour market and social protection in reducing inequality and eradicating poverty in Latin America

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  • Fabio, Bertranou
  • Roxana, Maurizio

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Latin America has experienced an unprecedented period of macroeconomic stability and high economic growth between 2003 and 2008. The main aim of this paper is to analyse to what extent these more favourable conditions have been an opportunity for Latin American countries to recover their labour markets and conduct a more active social policy. The paper discusses the contribution of the labour market and of the social protection system as effective mechanisms to overcome poverty and reduce income inequality. The conclusions state that, even though the labour market policy framework has changed, and now yields better outcomes, there are many more social and policy issues and challenges ahead than the ones that are usually acknowledged.

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  • Fabio, Bertranou & Roxana, Maurizio, 2011. "The role of labour market and social protection in reducing inequality and eradicating poverty in Latin America," MPRA Paper 39843, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Margaret Grosh & Maurizio Bussolo & Samuel Freije, 2014. "Understanding the Poverty Impact of the Global Financial Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 18727, April.
    2. Christina Behrendt & John Woodall, 2015. "Pensions and other social security income transfers," Chapters,in: Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality, chapter 9, pages 242-262 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Sandrine Cazes & Juan Ramón de Laiglesia, 2015. "Temporary contracts and wage inequality," Chapters,in: Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality, chapter 6, pages 147-183 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    4. Casanova, Luis. & Alejo, Javier., 2015. "El efecto de la negociación colectiva sobre la distribución de los ingresos laborales evidencia empírica para Argentina en los años dos mil," ILO Working Papers 994875473402676, International Labour Organization.
    5. Malena Arcidiácono, 2015. "Salario Mínimo y Distribución salarial: Evidencia para Argentina 2003 – 2013," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0192, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

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    Keywords

    Latin America; labour market; poverty; inequality; social protection; macroeconomic stability;

    JEL classification:

    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty

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