Author:Juliana Martinez Franzoni, Diego Sánchez-Ancochea
Subject: Social Protection and CCTs
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Abstract: "Since the end of a civil war in 1992, El Salvador has embarked on important policy transformations. Despite volatile economic growth—6 per cent annually over the first half of the 1990s and 3 per cent since then—social policy has grown in prominence. Public social spending grew from 8 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 1998 to 13 per cent in 2009 and from USD191 per capita to USD382 per capita over the same period. Having grown 3.2 percentage points, more than any other sector, social security today represents the largest sector for social spending, followed by health and education." (...)

keywords: Social Protection Systems, Latin America, Caribbean, El Salvador
Date Publication: 04/10/2015 - 09:03
Type/Issue: One Pager / 285
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: English