Failing the needy: public social spending in Latin America

Lloyd-Sherlock, Peter (2000) Failing the needy: public social spending in Latin America. Journal of International Development, 12 (1). pp. 101-119. ISSN 0954-1748

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The paper accounts for the failure of public social spending in Latin American to reach poor and vulnerable groups of the population. It considers the level and allocation of expenditure; the distribution of entitlements across the population and the capacity of different groups to mobilize these entitlements. Whilst total spending levels compare favourably with other developing regions, only a small share is allocated to programmes with greatest potential for poverty reduction. Poor and vulnerable groups enjoy a much narrower range of entitlements than less needy sections and have greater difficulty in mobilizing these entitlements. Recent reform programmes have done little to reduce these inequitable effects.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Life Course, Migration and Wellbeing
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Health and Disease
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2011 15:35
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 01:55
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1328(200001)12:1<101::AID-JID622>3.0.CO;2-0

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