Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee

Citizen’s Income and Welfare Regimes in Latin America

From Cash Transfers to Rights

Editors: Lo Vuolo, Rubén (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

Lena Lavinas Camila Arza Pablo Yanes Alice Krozer Fabio Walterberg Jennifer Pribble Corina Rodriguez Enriquez Louise Haagh Roberto Gargarella

Reviews

"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


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Vuolo, Rubén Lo

    Pages 1-26

  • Brazil: The Lost Road to Citizen’s Income

    Lavinas, Lena

    Pages 29-49

  • The Argentine “Universal Child Allowance”: Not the Poor but the Unemployed and Informal Workers

    Vuolo, Rubén Lo

    Pages 51-66

  • Targeting and Conditionalities in Mexico: The End of a Cash Transfer Model?

    Yanes, Pablo

    Pages 67-85

  • Basic Pensions in Latin America: Toward a Rights-Based Policy?

    Arza, Camila

    Pages 87-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Citizen’s Income and Welfare Regimes in Latin America
Book Subtitle
From Cash Transfers to Rights
Editors
  • Rubén Lo Vuolo
Series Title
Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-07754-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137077547
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-33821-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34120-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 275
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