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Social Security Reforms in Latin America

Andras Uthoff

in The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199571048
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199571048.013.0034

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Economics

Social Security Reforms in Latin America

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The development of social security systems in Latin America has been, both historically and by country, strongly influenced by different views of the role of government. This chapter reviews the history of social security in the Latin American region and the failure of market reforms to improve their performance, analysing their outreach in different specific contexts and providing a profile of the new generation of reforms. It ends with a series of recommendations, with particular reference to health care, retirement income, and unemployment benefits.

Keywords: economic performance; Latin America; health care; retirement income; unemployment benefits

Article.  8760 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Public Economics ; Labour and Demographic Economics

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