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Socioeconomic Policies

Silvia Borzutzky

in The Bachelet Government

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034751
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038186 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034751.003.0005
Socioeconomic Policies

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This chapter covers a number of critical socioeconomic policies, including foreign economic, budgetary, and tax policies as well as pension reform and health policies. The central issue here is the administration's capacity to reduce inequality and improve pensions and health, while simultaneously pursuing macroeconomic policies that favor fiscal savings, free trade agreements, and low taxes. The chapter also discusses the role of Presidential Advisory Commissions in two specific cases: the problem of inequality, and the pension reform enacted in March 2008. The health-care policies of the administration, including the expansion of the AUGE program, the problems encountered in the implementation of the program, as well as budgetary increases, and general problems affecting the public health sector, are also included in the analysis.

Keywords: socioeconomic policies; macroeconomic policies; Presidential Advisory Commissions; health-care policies; AUGE program

Chapter.  12263 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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