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Filling the missing link between universalism and democracy: the case of Costa Rica
This article explores a missing link in the recent literature on the formation of social policies: that between democracy and universalism, one desirable yet elusive feature of these policies. We base our argument on a ...
Latin American capitalism: economic and social policy in transition
During the last theree decades, and contrary to expectations, Latin Americas economis performace has been poor nad many of its structural weaknesses have deepened. Despite the recent eport commodity boom, the regions average ...
Undoing segmentation? Latin American health care policy during the economic boom
For all the agreement regarding the segmented character of Latin America's social policy, few studies define it clearly, let alone suggest exact ways to measure it. This article provides a more precise definition based on ...
Overcoming segmentation in Social Policy? Comparing New Early Education and Child Care Efforts in Costa Rica and Uruguay
During the late 2000s, Early Child Education and Care (ECEC) became a policy priority for several Latin American countries. Coherent with international ideas yet against the legacy of deep-seated segmentation, the new ...
The Double Challenge of Market and Social Incorporation: Progress and Bottlenecks in Latin America
Has the past decade of sustained economic growth and political transformations reversed Latin America's historical failure to secure market and social incorporation? To address this question this article draws on the ...
Can Latin American Production Regimes Complement Universalistic Welfare Regimes? Implications from the Costa Rican Case
Much of the literature on political economy expects complementarities between (universal) welfare regimes and production regimes. This article draws from Costa Rica's showcase of human development and universalistic social ...
La construcción de universalismo y sus contradicciones: lecciones de los servicios de salud en Costa Rica, 1940-2011
Building universalism: Lessons from Costa Rica´s health services, 1940-2011
Con frecuencia la construcción del universalismo se asimila pragmáticamente a coberturas masivas –aunque los beneficios sean segmentados—o al modelo nórdico basado en impuestos generales y servicios generosos para todos ...
¿Cómo alcanzó Costa Rica la incorporación social y laboral?
En 1980, justo antes de la crisis de la deuda y en contraste con la experiencia del resto de América Latina, prácticamente toda la población costarricense contaba con empleos formales y servicios sociales de calidad. ...