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Working Paper No. 921 | January 2019

Social Policy in Mexico and Argentina

This paper is a comparison between two programs implemented to combat poverty in Latin America: Prospera (Prosper) in Mexico and Asignación Universal por Hijo (Universal Assignment for Child) in Argentina.
 
The first section offers a review of the emergence of the welfare state, examining economic and urban development in both countries and the underlying trends of social policy instruments.
 
The analysis is based on the political nature of social problems and the actions undertaken to confront them. The paper offers a theoretical perspective, often questioning the very foundation of the social policy that serves as the main framework for the social programs, in order to present the policies’ scope, successes, and disadvantages with reference to social equity and the well-being of their participants.

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Book Series
Classical Economics Today: Essays in Honor of Alessandro Roncaglia
Edited by Marcella Corsi, Jan Kregel, and Carlo D'Ippoliti
Author(s): Jan Kregel
March 2018

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