Distributional impacts of social policy
Title: Distributional impacts of social policy
Author: ARZA, Camila
Citation: Journal of economic history, 2006, Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 467-472
ISSN: 0022-0507; 1471-6372
Historically speaking, social security systems are a recent development. At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was limited state social intervention in the developed world, and even less in Latin America. A remarkable expansion of “social rights” took place in the second half of the century. By the 1970s most Latin American countries had set up at least some form of old-age protection, while others had already developed a wide welfare network. Public social expenditures grew to represent over 20 percent of the gross domestic product in a number of countries, including Argentina.
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