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Title Citizen's income and welfare regimes in Latin America : from cash transfers to rights / edited by Rubén Lo Vuolo
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 275 pages) : illustrations
Series Exploring the basic income guarantee
Exploring the basic income guarantee.
Contents PART I -- Introduction: Basic Income in Latin America; R.L. Vuolo -- Welfare Regimes in Latin America; F. Filgueiras -- Constitutions and Social Rights in Latin America; R. Gargarella -- PART II: CURRENT POLICIES AND BI -- Brazil's Bolsa Familia Program and Basic Income; L. Lavinas -- Cash Transfers in Brazil: A Commodified or Decommodified Policy?; A. Sposati -- Argentina's Asignaci̤n Universal por Hijo para Protecci̤n Social; R.L. Vuolo -- Mexico's Oportunidades vs. Pensi̤n alimentaria; P. Yanes -- Basic Income in Central America; J.M. Franzoni -- Non-contributory Pension Programs; C. Arza -- Unemployment Insurance and Basic Income; L. Haag -- PART III: POLITICS -- Political Support for Redistribution; F. Waltenberg -- The Politics of Building Basic Income Programs in Latin America; J. Pribble -- Basic Income: a Goal for Feminism in Latin America?; C.R. Enriquez -- PART IV: CONCLUSIONS AND PROSPECTS
Summary "Social protection systems in Latin America developed in a fragmented manner, offering varying access to benefits and benefit levels to population groups. In the context of widespread informal and precarious work, social insurance institutions could only provide limited coverage. In this context, progress towards a Citizen's Income policy in Latin America depends on the possibility of reappraising its importance for an integrated institutional system which promotes the empowerment and economic independence of people. A Citizen's Income policy is not only a cash transfer to alleviate poverty or a basic income for food. It is a basic right to improve democracy and encourage a more autonomous development of people living in profoundly unequal societies"-- Provided by publisher
"Social protection systems in Latin America developed in a fragmented manner, offering varying access to benefits and benefit levels to population groups. In the context of widespread informal and precarious work, social insurance institutions could only provide limited coverage. In this context, progress towards a Citizen's Income policy in Latin America depends on the possibility of reappraising its importance for an integrated institutional system, which promotes the empowerment and economic independence of the people. A Citizen's Income policy is not only a cash transfer to alleviate poverty or a basic income for food. It is a basic right to improve democracy and encourage a more autonomous development of people living in profoundly unequal societies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Basic income -- Latin America.
Income maintenance programs -- Latin America.
Form Electronic book
Author Lo Vuolo, Rubén M. (Rubén Mario), editor
LC no. 2012028681
ISBN 1137077549 (electronic bk.)
9781137077547 (electronic bk.)
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