Citizen’s Income and Welfare Regimes in Latin America

From Cash Transfers to Rights

  • Editors
  • Rubén Lo Vuolo

Part of the Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee book series (BIG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Rubén Lo Vuolo
      Pages 1-26
  3. Citizen’s Income and Cash Transfers

  4. Citizen’s Income and the Latin American Public Agenda

  5. Epilogue

    1. Rubén Lo Vuolo
      Pages 259-266
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-275

About this book


Social protection systems in Latin America developed in a fragmented manner, offering varying access to benefits and benefit levels to population groups. In the context of widespread informal and precarious work, social insurance institutions could only provide limited coverage. In this context, progress toward a Citizen's Income policy in Latin America depends on the possibility of reappraising its importance for an integrated institutional system which promotes the empowerment and economic independence of people. A Citizen's Income policy is not only a cash transfer to alleviate poverty or a basic income for food. It is a basic right to improve democracy and encourage a more autonomous development of people living in profoundly unequal societies.


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