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Author:Isabel Román
Subject: Social Protection and CCTs
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Abstract: “In the mid-20th century, Costa Rica designed a universal social protection system dedicated to the promotion of citizenship and fundamental social rights. The institutionalisation of social policy, the development of universal policies for health care, security, education, housing and basic services (water and electricity), together with significant economic growth, allowed for a continuous improvement in human development and significant, internationally recognized achievements. Among these are the reduction in infant mortality, which dropped from 123 children per 1000 born in 1940, to 61.5 in 1970 and 9.1 in 2011; the increase in life expectancy, which rose from 55.6 years in 1950 to 79.3 in 2011; and the reduction of poverty incidence, from 50 per cent of households in 1950 to 20 per cent at the end of the century.”(…)

keywords: Social Protection Systems, Latin America, Caribbean, Costa Rica
Date Publication: 06/12/2015 - 09:01
Type/Issue: One Pager / 293
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: English