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Pay-Roll Contribution Financed Social Protection Programs in Uruguay

  • Alvaro Forteza

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    (Departmento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Anna Caristo

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    (Departmento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Natalia Ferreira-Coimbra

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    (Departmento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Ianina Rossi

    ()

    (Departmento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

In this paper we analyze the recent performance, perspectives and some policy options for two public social security programs in Uruguay: pensions and unemployment insurance. We review the impact of these programs on public expenditure, including recent and expected future trends, and on income inequality. Performing microsimulations, we evaluate the fiscal impact, and in some cases the equity impact, of some policy options.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 0305.

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Length: 60 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:0305
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