Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/209164
Authors: 
Tepepa, Martha
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper 921
Abstract: 
This paper is a comparison between two programs implemented to combat poverty in Latin America: Prospera (Prosper) in Mexico and Asignación Universal por Hijo (Universal Assignment for Child) in Argentina. The first section offers a review of the emergence of the welfare state, examining economic and urban development in both countries and the underlying trends of social policy instruments. The analysis is based on the political nature of social problems and the actions undertaken to confront them. The paper offers a theoretical perspective, often questioning the very foundation of the social policy that serves as the main framework for the social programs, in order to present the policies' scope, successes, and disadvantages with reference to social equity and the wellbeing of their participants.
Subjects: 
Social Policy
Welfare State
Conditional Cash Transfers
Argentina
Asignación Universal por Hijo
Plan Jefes y Jefas de Hogar Desocupados
Mexico
Prospera
Latin America
JEL: 
H75
I30
I38
O18
O19
O57
P52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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