Comparando regímenes de bienestar en América Latina

Valle, Alejandro H. Del
April 2010
European Review of Latin American & Caribbean Studies;Apr2010, Issue 88, p61
Academic Journal
The article develops the main characteristics of research on welfare systems in Latin America, emphasizing the need to explore the productivist dimension of these systems. It explains that comparative research on welfare systems in Latin America emerged late relative to such research in industrialized countries, since until 1990 the creation of social institutions and poverty reduction policies dominated research on Latin America. The article asserts that after structural adjustment and reform processes ran their course, Latin American welfare systems evolved from dualized systems (which excluded actors who were not part of the corporate system) to systems which tended to fragment social relationships (where corporations were able to ensure labor flexibility).


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