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World Crisis Effects on Social Security in Latin America and the Caribbean: Lessons and Policies

World Crisis Effects on Social Security in Latin America and the Caribbean: Lessons and Policies (Paperback)

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Written by a top scholar on social security in Latin America and the Caribbean, this book assesses the effects of the world economic crisis on social security and welfare in the region. Drawing on the impact of and lessons from previous crises, Carmelo Mesa-Lago identifies the strengths and weakness of Latin American social security before the current global crisis. He evaluates the event's actual and potential effects on pensions, health care, and social assistance programs, based on a taxonomy of three groups of countries.The book ends with a summary of policies adopted by some countries and the author's own recommendations on social policies to lessen the adverse outcomes of the financial crisis. Latin America's pioneering social-welfare reforms make this book important for other regions of the world, both developed and developing.

BusinessEconomicsFinancial crises & disastersBusinessEconomicsWelfare economicsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentComparative politicsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social services Publisher: Institute for Latin American Studies Publication Date: 01/03/2010 ISBN-13: 9781900039970  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Carmelo Mesa-Lago is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, USA and has been a visiting professor or researcher in seven countries and a lecturer in 39 nations. He is the author of 78 books and 270 articles/chapters published in seven languages in 33 countries; his most recent is Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pension and Healthcare Reforms in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2008).

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