Argentina : Income Support Policies toward the Bicentennial World Bank 2013-05-23T19:48:22Z 2013-05-23T19:48:22Z 2009
dc.description.abstract Argentina approaches its bicentennial as an independent republic; it has a window of opportunity in social protection policy. Following the most serious economic crisis in its history during 2001-02, the country mobilized an unprecedented effort to provide income support to the population in need. Now, as growth has returned and social indicators have recovered to pre-crisis levels, there is an opening to move from emergency income support programs to a more comprehensive, long-term, and sustainable strategy for social protection. The emergency response was effective, as it helped the country to overcome the worst of the crisis. The centerpiece of the strategy, plan Jefes y Jefas, provided benefits to nearly two million households during a period when poverty affected more than half the population and unemployment reached record levels. The number of beneficiaries slowly declined beginning in 2003, and was at nearly one-third of its maximum value by early 2008. This reduction was achieved by the reentry of beneficiaries into the formal labor market, the loss of eligibility, and the shift of beneficiaries to familias and seguro de capacitacion y empleo (Seguro), the successor programs to Jefes. Now that the crisis has passed, the policy debate has shifted toward the future of social protection over the longer term. The improvement in overall economic conditions since 2003 has resulted in a decline in unemployment, poverty, and inequality, and a recovery of formal employment and real salaries to pre-crisis levels. These positive trends have generated opportunities to consider longer-term and structural issues, including a debate over the future of whether this new type of noncontributory social policies, based on income transfers to households and individuals, should continue. en
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-8213-8051-2
dc.identifier.issn 0253-2123
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Country Study;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject access to employment
dc.subject access to health care
dc.subject accounting
dc.subject administrative costs
dc.subject Baseline Data
dc.subject Beneficiaries
dc.subject Cash Transfer Programs
dc.subject cash transfers
dc.subject Child allowances
dc.subject child care
dc.subject childbirth
dc.subject citizens
dc.subject civil servants
dc.subject collective bargaining
dc.subject combat poverty
dc.subject commodity prices
dc.subject community development
dc.subject community services
dc.subject conditionalities
dc.subject conditionality
dc.subject consumption smoothing
dc.subject coverage of population
dc.subject crowding out
dc.subject cycle of poverty
dc.subject debt
dc.subject debt service
dc.subject delivery of services
dc.subject Descriptive Statistics
dc.subject development policies
dc.subject disability
dc.subject dissemination
dc.subject economic conditions
dc.subject economic crises
dc.subject economic cycle
dc.subject economic downturns
dc.subject economic growth
dc.subject Economic policy
dc.subject economic recovery
dc.subject economies of scale
dc.subject Elderly
dc.subject employment opportunities
dc.subject Employment Programs
dc.subject Family Allowances
dc.subject family benefits
dc.subject federal budget
dc.subject Federal spending
dc.subject financial resources
dc.subject financial support
dc.subject fiscal pressure
dc.subject fiscal side
dc.subject fiscal sustainability
dc.subject foreign direct investment
dc.subject GDP
dc.subject general revenues
dc.subject general taxation
dc.subject Gini coefficient
dc.subject government agencies
dc.subject government expenditure
dc.subject growth model
dc.subject health care
dc.subject health clinics
dc.subject Health insurance
dc.subject health services
dc.subject household size
dc.subject human capital
dc.subject Human Development
dc.subject income distribution
dc.subject Income inequality
dc.subject Income Support
dc.subject Income Support Programs
dc.subject Income Transfer Program
dc.subject Income Transfers
dc.subject indicator targeting
dc.subject Inequality
dc.subject Inflation
dc.subject Information systems
dc.subject innovations
dc.subject insurance schemes
dc.subject interventions
dc.subject job training
dc.subject labor market
dc.subject labor markets
dc.subject legal status
dc.subject living conditions
dc.subject local community
dc.subject local currency
dc.subject Marginal cost
dc.subject market incentives
dc.subject Ministry of Economy
dc.subject municipal authorities
dc.subject municipal governments
dc.subject municipal level
dc.subject national agencies
dc.subject National Council
dc.subject national government
dc.subject national income
dc.subject national level
dc.subject national strategy
dc.subject negative incentives
dc.subject number of people
dc.subject nutrition
dc.subject old age
dc.subject old-age
dc.subject opinion leaders
dc.subject opportunity cost
dc.subject opportunity costs
dc.subject pension reform
dc.subject pension scheme
dc.subject pension systems
dc.subject pensions
dc.subject Per Capita Income
dc.subject perfect targeting
dc.subject policy goals
dc.subject Policy Impacts
dc.subject policy makers
dc.subject policy response
dc.subject political economy
dc.subject Poor
dc.subject population groups
dc.subject poverty alleviation
dc.subject Poverty rates
dc.subject practitioners
dc.subject Price subsidies
dc.subject private sector
dc.subject Program Design
dc.subject program implementation
dc.subject programs
dc.subject Provincial governments
dc.subject Provincial Level
dc.subject provincial levels
dc.subject Public Expenditure
dc.subject Public Expenditures
dc.subject Public Revenues
dc.subject public sector
dc.subject public spending
dc.subject purchasing power
dc.subject quality of services
dc.subject respect
dc.subject retirement
dc.subject safety
dc.subject safety net
dc.subject School Attendance
dc.subject sector policies
dc.subject Simulations
dc.subject social assistance
dc.subject social consequences
dc.subject Social Development
dc.subject social development goals
dc.subject social indicators
dc.subject social insurance
dc.subject social insurance programs
dc.subject social policies
dc.subject Social policy
dc.subject Social Programs
dc.subject Social Protection
dc.subject Social Protection Sector
dc.subject Social Sectors
dc.subject Social security
dc.subject social security coverage
dc.subject social security programs
dc.subject social security system
dc.subject Social Spending
dc.subject structural reforms
dc.subject targeting
dc.subject trade unions
dc.subject training opportunities
dc.subject Transfer Programs
dc.subject Unemployed
dc.subject Unemployment
dc.subject unemployment benefits
dc.subject unemployment rate
dc.subject Urban Population
dc.subject vicious cycle
dc.subject vulnerability
dc.subject vulnerable groups
dc.subject vulnerable populations
dc.subject wage distribution
dc.subject wage increases
dc.subject wages
dc.subject war
dc.subject Wars
dc.subject welfare indicators
dc.subject welfare state
dc.subject workfare programs
dc.title Argentina : Income Support Policies toward the Bicentennial en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs 2009-10-08
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Social Protection and Labor
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population 50357
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Latin America & Caribbean ARGENTINA
okr.sector Education :: General education sector
okr.sector Health and other social services :: Health
okr.sector Health and other social services :: Other social services
okr.theme Social protection and risk management :: Social safety nets
okr.topic Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Public & Municipal Finance
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Impact Evaluation
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Services & Transfers to Poor
okr.topic Public Sector Development
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
okr.unit Social Protection Sector (LCSHS)
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