• Sônia M. Draibe
  • Manuel Riesco
Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)


The subject of this book is the Latin American Developmental Welfare State (LADWS), its origins, rise, peak and decline, also its recent Neoliberal form, and present-day perspectives. Drawing on long time series of empirical data, comparative literature, and detailed case studies, it examines its century-old history, the changing conditions, and institutional configurations, of the social policies systems across the region. The study considers Latin America in general terms, and also offers case studies of eight selected countries — Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Chile.


Social Policy Welfare State Development Context Welfare Regime Social Policy System 
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