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By The World Bank

ISBN-10: 0821380516

ISBN-13: 9780821380512

Following the intense financial challenge in 2001 02, Argentina mobilized an extraordinary attempt to supply source of revenue aid to the section of the inhabitants such a lot in desire. Now, as progress has lower back and social symptoms recovered to precrisis degrees, there's a gap to maneuver from emergency aid courses to a extra complete, long term, and sustainable process for social security. The problem is to layout and completely enforce a social defense procedure that has sufficient insurance and merits and is built-in and fiscally and politically sustainable. The research contained during this publication aimed to give a contribution to and tell the controversy in regards to the way forward for source of revenue help guidelines in Argentina, taking the perspectives, values, and personal tastes of the stakeholders and the inhabitants as beginning issues. The examine integrated leading edge efforts to assemble and comprehend the panorama of rules concerning ideas for social defense circulating in Argentina: first, an intensive set of consultations with coverage makers and practitioners in social coverage, customarily on the provincial point; and moment, a countrywide, consultant opinion survey at the perspectives and perceptions of the inhabitants concerning social coverage and source of revenue help courses specifically.

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10 shows that the main exit path from Jefes was the return of participants to the formal labor market, which accounts for a quarter of the initial stock of beneficiaries (2 million). A little more than 10 percent of beneficiaries have switched to the Familias program since April 2005. In May 2006, the first round of beneficiaries switched from Plan Jefes to Seguro, reaching almost 3 percent of the total stock of beneficiaries. The latter began transferring beneficiaries later than Familias, and the flow seems to be slower.

Opinions and Preferences Toward Income Support P olicy outcomes are influenced by policy makers and the voters who elect them. Stakeholders contribute to the policy-making process by articulating their values, opinions, and preferences, as well as their experiences as beneficiaries, citizens, and participants. As part of this study, two major efforts were undertaken to listen to, understand, and document the views and experiences of stakeholders and the population at large with regard to social policies and income support, in particular.

The Gini coefficient experienced cyclical fluctuations along a rising trend. Although inequality seems to have mirrored the economic cycle until 1998, it continued its upward trend while the latter fluctuated. The latest figures seem to show a reversal of the trend of increasing inequality. Nevertheless, the time span is too short to assess the trend conclusively. Unemployment reached almost one-quarter of the active population in 2002. From a relatively stable low level in the 1980s, the unemployment rate began to rise during the early 1990s, with an abrupt and temporary increase in 1995 when the Tequila Crisis hit Argentina.

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