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El manejo del gasto público y la protección social: el caso uruguayo en el siglo XX

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  • Paola Azar

    () (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía)

  • Sebastián Fleitas

    () (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía)

Abstract

This article discusses the public expenditure management in Uruguay between 1910 and 2000, in relation to the government resources oriented to social protection. It considers the domestic long run income-elasticity of the public expenditure. Then, it studies the cyclical performance of the total and social public expenditure in order to determine whether the country has “protected” its social spending in times of cyclical downturns and fiscal constraints. Taking historic stages corresponding to different fiscal regimes during the period it concludes that, despite the traditional focus of public policy on social protection, the fiscal management has not been especially attentive to stabilize the social public expenditure.

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  • Paola Azar & Sebastián Fleitas, 2009. "El manejo del gasto público y la protección social: el caso uruguayo en el siglo XX," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 09-09, Instituto de Economía - IECON.
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    1. Silvana Maubrigades, 2015. "Connections between women`s age at marriage and social and economic development," Documentos de trabajo 39, Programa de Historia Económica, FCS, Udelar.

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    Keywords

    social expenditure; business cycle; fiscal imbalances;

    JEL classification:

    • N36 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • N16 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy

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