Welfare, Poverty and Development in Latin America

  • Christopher Abel
  • Colin M. Lewis

Part of the St Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Christopher Abel, Colin M. Lewis
      Pages 1-29
  3. Part One

  4. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Alejandro Jara Weitzmann
      Pages 439-451
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 453-458

About this book


The book analyzes the social consequences of recent development strategies in Latin America. The volume introduces readers to official strategies, private initiatives and individual responses to issues of welfare and poverty during the twentieth century. These issues are addressed from several disciplines. A substantial introduction is followed by a wide range of case-studies, including Pinochet's Chile, the Haiti of the Duvaliers and Nicaragua under the somocistas and sandinistas, as well as Brazil, Mexico, the Argentine, Cuba and Colombia.


Brazil Chile Haiti poverty social policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Abel
    • 1
  • Colin M. Lewis
    • 2
  1. 1.University College LondonUK
  2. 2.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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