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Social Policy Reform and Market Governance in Latin America

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This collection offers a critical analytical perspective and fresh empirical data on recent market-orientated social policy reforms in Latin America. The six case studies presented examine labor, education, health and general social development programs. A particular focus is placed on the ways in which market-enhancing reforms such as demand-based provision, social policy targeting, and privatization respond to issues of equity, coverage, and ...
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Overview

This collection offers a critical analytical perspective and fresh empirical data on recent market-orientated social policy reforms in Latin America. The six case studies presented examine labor, education, health and general social development programs. A particular focus is placed on the ways in which market-enhancing reforms such as demand-based provision, social policy targeting, and privatization respond to issues of equity, coverage, and the quality of provision.

CONTRIBUTORS: L. Haagh • M. BadiaIbáñez • M.C. Bayon, B. Roberts & G. Rojas • C. Helgø • A. Angell • S.D. Parandekar • A. Barrientos & P. Lloyd-Sherlock • J. Gideon • A.E. Latapi • G. Gray-Molina • C. Helgø
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333998656
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/22/2003
  • Series: St. Antony's
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Haagh is British Academy Research Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Camilla Helgo is Junior Professional Officer, UNICEF.
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Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors
Acknowledgements
List of Tables
List of Figures
Glossary
The Volume in Summary
Introduction: Markets and Rights in the Governance of Welfare - Latin America's Market Reforms 1
Pt. 1 Labour Market and Social Policies 45
1 Human Resources and Decentralization in Chile 47
2 Gender and Development Policy in Chile: the Aid Programme to Female Heads of Households 77
3 New Labour Market Challenges to Social Policies in Mexico 101
Pt. 2 Education and Decentralization Policies 121
4 Market-Oriented Education Reforms and Social Inequalities among the Young Population in Chile 123
5 The Politics of Education Reform in Chile: The Programa 900 Escuelas and the MECE-Basica 147
6 Democratic Decentralization and People's Participation: an Examination of the EDUCO Programme in El Salvador 165
Pt. 3 Health Sector Reforms 181
7 Health Insurance Reforms in Latin America: Cream Skimming, Equity and Cost-Containment 183
8 Decentralization, Participation and Inclusion? Reassessing Primary Health Care Delivery in Chile 200
Pt. 4 Social Development Policies 217
9 The PROGRESA Programme and Social Change in Rural Mexico 219
10 Stakeholder Politics in Bolivia: Revisiting Second Generation Reforms 242
Conclusion: New Approaches to Social Policy Reform in Latin America 261
Index 273
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