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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Abstract

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
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/34413
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1328(200001)12:1<101::AID-JID622>3.0.CO;2-0

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