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Políticas de protección social, vulnerabilidad económica y enfoque de derechos
[Social protection policies, economic vulnerability and right approach]


  • Calero, Analía Verónica


Since the restoration and strengthening of democracy in Latin America, the vision of social policy as a guarantee of human rights, has become more relevant. On this view Government as a guarantor of basic human rights, has the responsibility to intervene with universal public policies, heterogeneous and comprehensive to provide a minimum of welfare for all citizens. The aim of this paper is to analyze the change in public policies approach in Argentina and Government role through the analysis of the Universal Child Allowance for Social Protection (AUH, 2009) and its extension to the Pregnancy Allowance for Social Protection (AxE, 2011). This measure seeks to provide access to social protection in cases where the labor path is not necessarily formal, showing a shift in social protection policies. In Argentina, the AUH has as a short term goal to reduce the poverty, extreme poverty and inequity and to break the intergenerational transmission of poverty by encouraging the formation of human capital through health and education conditionalities and coordination with programs that contribute to the realization of rights, as the "Plan Nacer" and the "Conectar Igualdad”. Empirical evidence suggests that AUH has had positive impacts however, there is still a long way in reinforcing the vision of public policy that considers citizens as right subjects. On the other hand, it is also necessary to investigate the heterogeneity of the productive structure so as to articulate employment with social protection policies.

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  • Calero, Analía Verónica, 2013. "Políticas de protección social, vulnerabilidad económica y enfoque de derechos
    [Social protection policies, economic vulnerability and right approach]
    ," MPRA Paper 51152, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:51152

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    1. Calabria, Alejandro A. & Calero, Analía Verónica, 2011. "Políticas de inclusión social para los grupos etarios más vulnerables: Plan de Inclusión Previsional y Asignación Universal por Hijos para Protección Social
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    1. Calero, Analía V. & Sorokin, Isidoro, 2013. "Condiciones de trabajo y calidad del empleo en la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Análisis de los determinantes de los puestos de trabajo con bajas remuneraciones en el período 2003 – 2011
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      ," MPRA Paper 51153, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Calero, Analía, 2015. "Youth and multidimensional inequality: the case of Argentina 2004-2014 in the Latin American context," MPRA Paper 72823, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Nov 2015.

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    conditional cash transfers; Universal Children Allocation; public policies; human rights; poverty; inequity;

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    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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