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The Resource Argentina : income support policies toward the bicentennial, (electronic book)

Argentina : income support policies toward the bicentennial, (electronic book)

Label
Argentina : income support policies toward the bicentennial
Title
Argentina
Title remainder
income support policies toward the bicentennial
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Argentina approaches its bicentennial as an independent republic and has a window of opportunity in social protection policy. Following the most serious economic crisis in its history during 2001-02, the country mobilized an effort to provide income support to the population in need. Now, as growth has returned and social indicators have recovered to pre-crisis levels, there is an opening to move from emergency income support programs to a more comprehensive, long-term, and sustainable strategy for social protection. The emergency response was effective, as it helped the country to overcome the worst of the crisis. The centerpiece of the strategy, plan Jefes y Jefas, provided benefits to nearly two million households during a period when poverty affected more than half the population and unemployment reached record levels. The number of beneficiaries slowly declined beginning in 2003, and was at nearly one-third of its maximum value by early 2008. This reduction was achieved by the reentry of beneficiaries into the formal labor market, the loss of eligibility, and the shift of beneficiaries to familias and seguro de capacitacion y empleo (Seguro), the successor programs to Jefes. Now that the crisis has passed, the policy debate has shifted toward the future of social protection over the longer term. The improvement in overall economic conditions since 2003 has resulted in a decline in unemployment, poverty, and inequality, and a recovery of formal employment and real salaries to pre-crisis levels. These positive trends have generated opportunities to consider longer-term and structural issues, including a debate over the future of whether this new type of noncontributory social policies, based on income transfers to households and individuals, should continue.--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
362.5/820982
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC180.P63
LC item number
A74 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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World Bank.
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  • Income maintenance programs
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Social security
  • Argentina
  • Argentina
Label
Argentina : income support policies toward the bicentennial, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Income transfer programs and social protection -- Income support policies in Argentina : origins and development -- Opinions and preferences toward income support -- Income support and the role of the provinces -- Policy options and future challenges -- Reflections, challenges, and policy considerations
Control code
ebr10356781
Dimensions
26 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiii, 88 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821380529
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Argentina : income support policies toward the bicentennial, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Income transfer programs and social protection -- Income support policies in Argentina : origins and development -- Opinions and preferences toward income support -- Income support and the role of the provinces -- Policy options and future challenges -- Reflections, challenges, and policy considerations
Control code
ebr10356781
Dimensions
26 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiii, 88 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821380529
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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