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Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Panama

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Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Panama

Corporate author: NU. CEPAL. División de Desarrollo Social-Alemania. Ministerio Federal de Cooperación Económica y Desarrollo Physical Description: 54 p.; grafs., tabls. Editorial: ECLAC Date: November 2013 ECLAC symbol: LC/W.526

Description

This report is part of a series of national case studies aimed at disseminating knowledge on the current status of social protection systems in Latin American and Caribbean countries, and at discussing their main challenges in terms of realizing of the economic and social rights of the population and achieving key development goals, such as combating poverty and hunger.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- Introduction .-- II. Economic and social indicators .-- III. Basic structure of the social protection and promotion system .-- IV. Non-contributory social protection .-- V. Contributory social protection .-- VI. Education system .-- VII. Health system .-- VIII. Housing policies .-- IX. Employment policies .-- X. Final thoughts.