Citizen's Income and Welfare Regimes in Latin America: From Cash Transfers to Rights

Hardcover | January 8, 2013

EditorRubén Lo Vuolo

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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 toward 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.

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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 toward a Citizen's Income polic...

Rubén M. Lo Vuolo is academic director and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Public Policy (Centro Interdisciplinario para el Estudio de Políticas Públicas, Ciepp), Buenos Aires Argentina. His latest books include: Distribución y crecimiento: Una controversia persistente, 2009; Falsas Promesas: Sistema de Pre...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:286 pages, 10.99 × 5.71 × 0.86 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Introduction 1.Lo Vuolo, Rubén.First Part: Citizen's Income and Cash Transfers2.Lavinas, Lena: Brazil: the lost road to citizen's income.3.Lo Vuolo, Rubén: The Argentine 'Universal Child Allowance' for the unemployed and informal workers4.Arza, Camila: Basic pensions in Latin America: Towards a rights-based policy?5.Yanes, Pablo: Targeting and conditionalities in Mexico: the end of a cash transfer model?6.Krozer, Alice and Lo Vuolo, Rubén: A Regional Citizen's Income to Reduce Poverty in Central America.Second Part: Citizen's Income and the Latin American Public Agenda7.Walterberg, Fabio: Are Latin Americans – Brazilians in Particular – Willing to Support an Unconditional Citizen's Income?8.Pribble, Jennifer: The Politics of Citizen Income Programs in Latin America: Policy Legacies and Party Character.9.Rodriguez Enriquez, Corina: Should Citizen´s Income become a goal for feminism in Latin America?10.Haagh, Louise: Citizen's Income and Democratization in Latin America – A Multi-Institutional Perspective.11.Gargarella, Roberto: Citizen's Income and the material basis of the Constitution.Epilogue12.Lo Vuolo, Rubén.

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"This is an outstanding collection of essays making a compelling case for the desirability and viability of a citizens' income, while at the same time identifying the formidable political obstacles to the implementation of such a policy. The authors contribute insights from different country experiences into the steps necessary to transition from the prevalent model of conditional cash transfers to a rights-based universalistic basic income scheme. Citizen's Income and Welfare Regimes in Latin America is a must read for scholars, students, and citizens concerned with policy to reduce poverty and inequality." - Evelyn Huber, Morehead Alumni Professor of Political Science and chair of the Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill