Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/54033
Authors: 
Barrientos, Armando
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,69
Abstract: 
The paper tracks recent changes in the components of social protection in Latin America, the reforms to social insurance in the 1990s and the growth of social assistance in the 2000s, and assesses their effects on poverty and inequality and implications for welfare institutions in the region. The analysis focuses on public subsidies to social protection and their rebalancing. The paper concludes that the expansion of social assistance in the region will result in social protection institutions which are more comprehensive and distributionally progressive.
Subjects: 
Latin America
social insurance
social assistance
social protection
poverty
inequality
JEL: 
I31
I38
O54
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-436-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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