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Does expanding health insurance beyond formal-sector workers encourage informality ? measuring the impact of Mexico's Seguro Popular (English)

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Seguro Popular was introduced in 2002 to provide health insurance to the 50 million Mexicans without Social Security. This paper tests whether the program has had unintended consequences, distorting workers' incentives to operate in the informal sector...  See More +

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  • Aterido, Reyes; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Pages, Carmen;
  • 2011/08/01
  • Policy Research Working Paper;
  • WPS5785
  • 1
  • 1
  • Mexico
  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • 2011/08/01
  • Disclosed
  • Does expanding health insurance beyond formal-sector workers encourage informality ? measuring the impact of Mexico's Seguro Popular
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