Persistent segmentation in social policy in 21st century Latin America

by Juan Cruz Ferre, (The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY))

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a wave of mass protests severely questioned the legitimacy of political regimes across South America and paved the way for a round of left or center-left governments–the so-called Pink Tide. Following this crisis of legitimacy, under strong popular pressure and benefiting from an extraordinary economic growth, various governments implemented policies to address some of the most urgent social needs. This article sheds light on the varying welfare policy approaches in Latin America in the first two decades in the 21st century.

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March 15, 2023 | News