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Understanding the poverty impact of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Any time there is an economic crisis; there is the very real potential that its consequences for human welfare will be severe. Thus when the developed world plunged into such a crisis in 2008 and growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) began to plummet, fears rose that the region will suffer rising unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, and infant mortality, among other things. ... See More +

Publication 88887 JUN 12, 2014

Bussolo, Maurizio; Dixon, Peter; Freije, Samuel; Fruttero, Anna; Grosh, Margaret; de Hoyos, Rafael E.; Oliveri, Maria Laura; Rimmer, Maureen; Savescu, Cristina; Verikios, George Disclosed

Social assistance and labor market programs in Latin America : methodology and key findings from the social protection database (English)

How much do countries spend on social protection? Do social protection programs cover all poor people? And, how well are they targeted? It is notoriously hard to find comprehensive cross-country data on social protection programs which can help answer such questions and allow to benchmark social protection systems. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88769 JUN 01, 2014

Cerutti, Paula; Fruttero, Anna; Grosh, Margaret; Kostenbaum, Silvana; Oliveri, Maria Laura; Rodriguez Alas, Claudia P.; Strokova, Victoria Disclosed

Pension coverage in Latin America : trends and determinants (English)

This document presents an analysis of pension coverage trends in Latin America for the past decades. Its preparation involved the collection, revision, and processing of household surveys in over 18 countries in the region, spanning a period of almost 40 years in some cases. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 70926 JUN 01, 2012

Rofman, Rafael; Oliveri, Maria Laura Disclosed

La cobertura de los sistemas previsionales en América Latina: conceptos e indicadores (Spanish)

This paper presents an analysis of the system of coverage for pension in Latin America in recent decades. It includes the results of the collection, review and processing of surveys for households in 18 countries in the region covering a period of almost 40 years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67791 JAN 01, 2011

Rofman, Rafael; Oliveri, Maria Laura Disclosed